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Northwest Africa 2066
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2066
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2066
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 58.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Eucrite-mmict
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 2066

Morocco

Found 2003

Achondrite (eucrite, monomict)

A 58.2 g complete stone with 90 % crust was purchased in Erfoud, July 2003. Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): brecciated, medium to coarse-grained (< 3 mm) ophitic to subophitic basalt. Orthopyroxene Fs61.8 Wo2.2 with exsolved augite lamellae of Fs25.4Wo45.4; plagioclase, An91.2; chromite, Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.85 and minor ilmenite, silica, sulfide and phosphate. Minor recrystallization of shocked pyroxenes and annealing of plagioclase and pyroxenes (shock decorations); incipient maskelynite, and parallel fractures in pyroxenes; moderately shocked. Dull fusion crust and minor staining. Specimens: type, 11.5 g, NAU: main mass, Boswell.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 154:
Date:2003
Mass (g):58.2
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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