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Northwest Africa 3078
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3078
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3078
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 733 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 358 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Northwest Africa 3078

Northwest Africa

Found 2002/2003

Achondrite (howardite)

One single stone of 733 g mostly covered with fresh fusion crust was found in winter 2002/2003 by an anonymous finder in the Western Saharan desert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake and M. Kurz, MNB): polymict breccia dominated by often chemically zoned orthopyroxene fragments set into a clastic matrix. Other types of fragments include large blocky pagioclase, pigeonite with augite exsolution lamellae, and unusual orthopyroxene and sulfide-rich clasts; orthopyroxene, Fs23.8-47.7Wo1.4-3.3, plagioclase, An90.9; pigeonite, Fs25-40.3Wo5.1-6.3; augite, Fs17.7-29.6Wo27.3-42.4; minor phases are sulfides, FeNi metal, chromite, and Al-Ti-rich chromite; low degree of shock; low degree of weathering. Specimens: Main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 20 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 201:
Date:2002/2003
Mass (g):733
Pieces:1
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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Don Edwards   
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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