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Northwest Africa 1695
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1695
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1695
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 614 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 398 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
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Writeup from MB 87:

Northwest Africa 1695

Morocco

Found 2001

Achondrite (howardite)

A 614 g, fully crusted stone, was purchased in Morocco in 2001. Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): clast size, <0.5 cm; clast modal analyses on 14 cm2 yield: subophitic basalts with large areas of symplectite crystallization, 80 vol%; diogenites, 9 vol%; fine-grained (< 0.2 mm) subophitic basalts, 6 vol%; other, 5 vol%. Orthopyroxene, Fs17–26 with exsolved pigeonite, Fs28–32Wo7–10. Common, Fe-rich subophitic clasts of plagioclase, An78, and ferroaugite, Fs40Wo39En21, with symplectic mesostasis of fayalite, ferrohedenbergite, sulfides, and SiO2 glass. Shock stage, S1, weathering grade, W1. Specimens: main mass with buyer, type specimen, 21 g with one thin section, NAU.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 8
  Line 234:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2001
Mass (g):614
Pieces:1
Class:How
Classifier:T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU
Type spec mass (g):21
Main mass:purchaser
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. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7820 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1971 unapproved names)

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