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Northwest Africa 4380
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4380
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4380
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 211 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 481 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 24 Jul 2007
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Writeup from MB 92:

Northwest Africa 4380

Northwest Africa

Find: 2006

Achondrite (diogenite)

History: An anonymous finder recovered the meteorite in the western part of the Sahara. The main mass holder acquired the sample in Erfoud, Morocco in 2006.

Physical characteristics: A total of 42 small fragments with a combined mass of 211.2 g were recovered.

Petrography: (A. Greshake, MNB). The meteorite is composed of large blocky orthopyroxene crystals. Minor phases include FeS and Mg-Al-chromite.

Mineral compositions: Low-Ca pyroxene (Fs22.9Wo1.5).

Classification: Achondrite (diogenite); moderate shock, moderate to extensive weathering.

Type specimens: A total of 22.5 g of sample plus one polished thin section are on deposit at MNB. HSSH holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 2
  Line 62:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:2006
Mass (g):211.2
Pieces:many
Class:Dio
Type spec mass (g):22.5
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum f├╝r Naturkunde, Invalidenstra├če 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
HSSH: Hanno Strufe, Langenbergstr. 32, 66954 Pirmasens, Germany; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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