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Northwest Africa 2515
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2515
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2515
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 218 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Diogenite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 481 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
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Northwest Africa 2515

Tata area, Morocco

Found August 2004

Achondrite (diogenite)

One entirely crusted stone, weighing 217.6 g was purchased in Erfoud in 2004 September. Classification and mineralogy (M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP): the major mineral (95 vol%) is orthopyroxene, in large crystals. Plagioclase is rare, making blebs (<50 µm) in spaces between pyroxene crystals, opaque blebs (Fe-Ni, troilite, chromite) are aligned inside pyroxene crystals; a few silica areas. Orthopyroxene is very homogeneous, Fs26.5 ± 0.8 Wo3.3 ± 0.3. Magnetic susceptibility 3.13 (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE, Aix en Provence). Estimated shock stage S3; weathering grade W3. Specimens: type specimen 22.5 g and one polished mount, MNHNP; main mass with PThomas.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 303:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:1 Sep 2004
Mass (g):217.62
Pieces:1
Class:Dio
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Ferrosilite (mol%):26.5
Classifier:M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):22.5
Main mass:Thomas
Comments:Rare plagioclase and opaques, ?=3.13
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
PThomas: Philippe Thomas, Meteoritica, La Chave, 07690 St André en Vivarais, France (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Andreas Grünemeyer   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8025 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1951 unapproved names)

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