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Northwest Africa 11755
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11755
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11755
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 83 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 107  (2018)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 570 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 26 May 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 11755 (NWA 11755)

Morocco

Purchased: 2017 Sep

Classification: Ureilite

Petrography: (K. Metzler, IfP) Coarse-grained ultramafic rock with metamorphic texture (~120° triple junctions), consisting of olivine and pyroxene grains up to ~5 mm. Reverse zoning of olivine grains with Mg-rich zones at the margins and along cracks. Graphite and partly oxidized metal are concentrated along grain boundaries.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Olivine cores (n=12): Fa21.3±0.3; Olivine rims (n=5): Fa9.0±2.0. Pyroxene grains (n=13): Fs11.8±1.5Wo6.1±1.8. The Cr2O3 concentration in olivine and pyroxene is 0.7 wt% and 1.0 wt%, respectively.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Missour, Morocco
Date:P 2017 Sep
Mass (g):83
Pieces:1
Class:Ureilite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):21.3; 9.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.8
Wollastonite (mol%):6.1
Classifier:K. Metzler, IfP
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:IfP, Münster
Main mass:Nourddine Azelmat, Morocco
Comments:Submitted by K. Metzler, IfP
Institutions
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IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, MAPS 55, 460-462
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1614 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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