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NWA 6301 Achondrite Eucrite Meteorite Part Slice weighing 1.87g


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NWA 6301 Achondrite Eucrite Meteorite Part Slice weighing 1.87g


Northwest Africa 6301
Basic informationName: Northwest Africa 6301
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6301
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 253 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:MB 102  (2013)Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 350 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: AchondritesEucrites, and HED achondrites

Comments:Approved 10 Dec 2013
Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 6301 (NWA 6301)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2009

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, polymict)

Petrography: (A. Greshake, MNB): Polymict eucritic breccia composed of lithic fragments (basaltic lithologies, impact melt clasts) and mineral fragments (pyroxene, calcic plagioclase) set into a fine-grained clastic matrix. Pyroxene has fine exsolution lamellae. Minor phases include silica polymorphs, chromite, and rare FeNi metal.

Geochemistry: low Ca-pyroxene Fs17.4-50.4Wo1.2-3.6; Ca-pyroxene Fs22.2-47.8Wo7-43.2; calcic plagioclase An90.2-96.2

Data from:
Table 0
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Place of purchase:Bruegg, Switzerland
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):253
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.4-50.4; 22.2-47.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2-3.6; 7-43.2
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Marc Jost
Comments:SJS-09019; submitted by Ansgar Greshake