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Northwest Africa 5915
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5915
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5915
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 78.9 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 537 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 17 Oct 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 5915 (NWA 5915)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2008

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a local meteorite dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Grayish rock with some fusion crust.

Petrography: Coarse-grained, unbrecciated basalt displaying an ophitic texture of up to 1 mm sized exsolved pyroxene and often lath-shaped calcic plagioclases. Minor phases are silica, chromite, ilmenite, and FeS. No metallic iron has been detected. The meteorite contains some shock melt veins.

Geochemistry: low-Ca pyroxene: Fs57.4±0.8Wo4.4±1.0 (Fs56.7-59.2Wo3.4-5.9, FeO/MnO=25-34, n=9); Ca-pyroxene: Fs26.8±0.2Wo42.6±0.2 (Fs26.5-27.0Wo42.3-42.9, FeO/MnO=26-29, n=5); calcic plagioclase: An86.4±3.1 (An80.2-90.1, n=10)

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):78.9
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):57.4; 26.8
Wollastonite (mol%):4.4; 42.6
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):16.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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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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