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Northwest Africa 3056
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3056
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3056
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 68 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 3056

Northwest Africa

Found 2003

Achondrite (eucrite)

Several small stones totalling 68 g were found in 2003 by an anonymous finder in the Western Saharan desert and purchased in Zagorra in 2003. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake and M. Kurz, MNB): monomict breccia dominated by large blocky pagioclase and less abundant pigeonite with augite exsolution lamellae; plagioclase, An96.5; low-Ca pyroxene, Fs36.1-38.4Wo2.8-3.1; augite, Fs16.1-40.5Wo41.4-43.8; phases include silica, chromite, and Mg-Al-rich chromite; moderate degree of shock; low degree of weathering. Main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 14.8 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 197:
Date:2003
Mass (g):68
Pieces:several
Class:Euc
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum f├╝r Naturkunde, Invalidenstra├če 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
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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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