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Northwest Africa 4034
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4034
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4034
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1513 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 90  (2006)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 432 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 3 Feb 2006
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Writeup from MB 90:

Northwest Africa 4034

Northwest Africa

Find: 2005

Achondrite (diogenite)

History: A single stone of 1513 g partly covered with fusion crust was found in 2005 by an anonymous finder in the western part of the Sahara in Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Greshake, MNB) The specimen is dominated by large blocky orthopyroxenes; locally, these crystals are brecciated into smaller grains. Minor phases include Mg-Al-Cr-spinel and plagioclase.

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene (Fs25.2Wo3.3), plagioclase (An81.3–83).

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

Specimens: A 24.5 g type specimen and one polished thin section are on deposit at MNB. JNMC-Zurich of Zurich, Switzerland, holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB90
  Table 2
  Line 253:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:2005
Mass (g):1513
Pieces:1
Class:Dio
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:High
Type spec mass (g):24.5
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 90, MAPS 41, 1383-1418 (2006)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7005 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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