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Northwest Africa 2065
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2065
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2065
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 58 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-mmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 238 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 2065

Morocco

Found 2003

Achondrite (eucrite)

A 58 g partial stone with 40 % crust was purchased in Erfoud, July 2003. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): monomict breccia of highly variable textures: fine-grained (< 1 mm) cumulate to subophitic with a partial overlay of metamorphic-granular (prominent 120 ° triple junctions). Cumulate areas: orthopyroxene host Fs58.2Wo2.1, exsolution lamellae, Fs25Wo45; plagioclase, An90.1, Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.87; subophitic Ca-poor pyroxene, Fs62.3Wo5 with exsolved Fs27Wo43.9. This specimen probably sustained high shock levels, but shock indicators were mostly annealed-out during post-impact metamorphism. Very fresh, little apparent weathering. Specimens: type, 11.6 g NAU; main mass, Boswell.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 153:
Date:2003
Mass (g):58
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Institutions
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NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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