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Northwest Africa 4024
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4024
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4024
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 38.1 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  Winonaite
Recommended:  Winonaite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 89 approved meteorites classified as Winonaite.   [show all]
Search for other: Primitive achondrites, Winonaites
Comments: Approved 28 Mar 2007
Writeup from MB 91:

Northwest Africa 4024

Northwest Africa

Find: August 2005

Achondrite (winonaite)

History: The meteorite was found by an anonymous finder in the western part of the Sahara and bought by the main mass holder in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: A single stone of 38.1 g was recovered.

Petrography: (A. Greshake, MNB) The meteorite exhibits an equilibrium texture of low-Ca pyroxene, Ca-pyroxene, olivine, plagioclase, Fe,Ni-rich metal, and troilite with low-Ca pyroxene being the dominant silicate phase. Fe,Ni metal and troilite are dominant in several regions and no relict chondrules were found.

Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Olivine (Fa4.2), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs6.1), plagioclase (An11), determined by EMP. Oxygen isotopes: (I. A. Franchi and R. C. Greenwood, OU) δ17O = 3.01, δ18O = 6.60, Δ17O = −0.42 (mean of 2; all ‰).

Classification: Primitive achondrite (winonaite); minimal shock, minimal weathering.

Type specimen: A total of 8 g plus one polished thin section are on deposit at MNB. HSSH holds the main mass.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 166:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:2005 Aug
Mass (g):38.1
Shock stage:minimal
Weathering grade:extensive
Fayalite (mol%):4.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):6.1
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):8
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:HSSH
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
HSSH: Hanno Strufe, Langenbergstr. 32, 66954 Pirmasens, Germany; Website (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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     This is 1 of 9765 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1865 unapproved names)

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