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NWA 8409   contributed by Anne Black, IMCA 2356   MetBul Link

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99.1 grams.   Achondrite-ung

TKW 345 grams. Fall not observed. Found 2012 in southern Morocco.

Anne writes:
Fragment with green crust along one face.

Described by Dr. Irving as Ungrouped magnesian achondrite.

The specimens have an overall primary cumulate igneous texture, and are composed mainly of calcic plagioclase, Cr-bearing diopside (Fs1.8-2.2Wo44.3-43.8; FeO/MnO = 12-15) and forsterite (Fa4.5-4.6; FeO/MnO = 36-41) with accessory Cr-bearing troilite and kamacite. Lobate forsterite grains are commonly associated with elongate pores. Grain boundaries between plagioclase and diopside exhibit a complex texture consisting of plagioclase laths within diopside or vice-versa, together with finely distributed kamacite and troilite inclusions. This material is paired with NWA 7325 and NWA 8014.

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Oriented Chondrite
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M. Verish
 7/13/2014 7:10:31 PM
French is okay with me. It allows for an unintended pun: "...c'est subLIME !!!!" (wait for it) as in lime-green crust.
gourgues Denis
 7/11/2014 2:47:15 PM
Ok!!..sorry everybody...in Any case; this meteorite is unbeliable...very nice quality and difficult to find a so beautiful fragment,congratulation Anne!!! I am jealous. *'''''.
Anne Black
 7/11/2014 12:49:13 PM
Exactly Denis. I did not have it on Saturday in Ensisheim, it was being negotiated, and I got it on Sunday. (since most people here speak English, I think it is only polite to use English too).
Ray Watts /# 6289
 7/11/2014 5:15:43 AM
Very nice Anne
gourgues Denis
 7/11/2014 3:50:46 AM
Fantastique !!!! ANNE....pourquoi vous nous l'avez pas montr* * ensisheim?????peut-*tre que samedi vous l'aviez pas encore ....en tout cas,cette meteorite fait beaucoup parler d'elle...la 4*me photos on aper*oit la cro*te de fusion vein*e...c'est sublime !!!!
Graham Macleod
 7/11/2014 2:57:35 AM
Excellent meteorite Anne, I really like the colour and the green crust or Glass. Great size as well.


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