header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 25 Apr 2021
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Include past classifications in search
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Northwest Africa 2098
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2098
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2098
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1333 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 570 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 2098

Morocco

Found 2002

Achondrite (ureilite)

A single stone of 1333 g was found by Moroccan nomads in 2002 and sold in Morocco. Mineralogy and classification (J. Schl├╝ter, Ham): Typical granoblastic ureilite texture with olivine and pigeonite in the grain size range of 300-1500 μm. Mean olivine, Fa12.4, range Fa11.9-12.5, mean pigeonite, Fs10.8, range Fs10.6-11.0 ,Wo6.18, range Wo4.73-9.31. Pigeonite shows 0.3 wt.% Cr2O3 . Intergranular graphite laths up to 150 μm wide and 1500 μm in length. Moderate weathering grade, sets of planar fractures in olivine indicate shock stage S3. Specimens: type specimen, 28 g Ham, main mass Horst Burkard, Bonn.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 159:
Date:2002
Mass (g):1333
Pieces:1
Class:Ure
Institutions
   and collections
Burkard: Horst Burkard, Bonn, Germany (private address)
Ham: Mineralogisches Museum, Universit├Ąt of Hamburg, Grindelallee 48, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 22 Feb 2013)
Horst: Burkard Horst, Germany (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7675 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1972 unapproved names)

Direct link to this page