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Northwest Africa 4396
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4396
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4396
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 680 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 350 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 24 Jul 2007
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Northwest Africa 4396

Northwest Africa

Find: 2006

Achondrite (eucrite, polymict)

History: An anonymous hunter recovered the meteorite in northwest Africa. The main mass holder purchased the sample in Tagounite, Morocco.

Physical characteristics:A single stone of 680 g, partly covered with fusion crust, was recovered.

Petrography: (A. Greshake, MNB). The meteorite is a polymict breccia consisting of coarse- and fine-grained basaltic and mineral clasts set in a fine-grained clastic groundmass. Mineral fragments are mostly large plagioclase and exsolved low-Ca pyroxene. Minor phases include silica, ilmenite, and troilite.

Mineral compositions: Plagioclase (An58.9-92.7) and pyroxene (Fs26.8-59.3Wo2.4-42.6).

Classification: Achondrite (eucrite, polymict); minimal shock, moderate to extensive weathering.

Type specimens: A total of 20 g of sample plus one polished thin section are on deposit at MNB. Ralew holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 2
  Line 66:
Place of purchase:Tagounite, Morocco
Date:2006
Mass (g):680
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Type spec mass (g):20
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Ralew: Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstraße 29, 12524 Berlin, Germany; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7552 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1969 unapproved names)

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