N's..ARN's History of Meteorites
© 1996, 2006 Astronomical Research Network        

Nadiabondi..................................11'57.3' N., 1'31.4' E. 
Diapaga, Gourma, Upper Volta
Fell 1956, July 27, 1930 hrs, U.T., approx. time
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
The fall of a total mass of 4.5kg and over 350 indiviuals was found. 
The mass was found 5km W. of Nadiabondi at a depth of 25cm.

Nagai.......................................38'7'18" N., 140'3'42' E.
Yamagata Prefecture, Honshu, Japan
Fell 1922, May 30, recognized 1977
Stone, Ohvine-hypcrathene chondfite (L6).
A single mass of 1.81kg was recovered from a water covered
rice field having fallen in front of three resting farmers .
Analysis, 21.0 % total  iron .

Nagaria......................................26'59' N., 78'13' E.
Fatehabad pargana, Agra district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Fell 1875, April 24, 0730 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Eucrite (AEUC).
A stone of about 26lb fell, but broke into fragments, and only about 
20g were preserved .

Nagy-Borove..................................49'10' N., 19'30' E.   
Lipto, Stredoslovensky, Czechoslovakia
Fell 1895, May 9
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
Date of fall recorded .

Nagy-Vizsony................................46'59' N., 17'42' E.
Vezprem, Hungary
Found 1890
Iron.  Octahedritc, coarse (1.4mm) (IA).
A mass of about 2kg was found.
Analysis, 7.98 %Ni, 68.9 ppm.Ga, 237 ppm.Ge, 2.1 ppm Ir.

Naifa.......................................19'56' N., 51'13' E.
Rub'al Khali, Saudi Arabia
Found 1932, March 4
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium.
A small piece (8g) was found at Naifa, 110 miles S. by E. of
Wabar.  Perhaps a transported piece of Wabar.

Naiman......................................42'50' N., 120'40' E.
Baijia, Naiman County, Inner Mongolia, China
Found May 26, 1982
Stone Ordinary Chondrite   (L6)
A single mass weighing 1050 grams was found in a forest .

Nainital....................................29'22' N., 79'26' E. 
Nainital district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
A single stone weighing 5kg is reported .

Nakhla......................................31'19' N., 30'21' E.
El-Nakhla El-Baharîya Village, Alexandria, Egypt
Fell 1911, June 28, 0900 hrs      
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Nakhlite (ACANOM).
About 40 stones, of total weight about 40kg, and varying in weight 
from 1813g to 20g fell, after appearance of cloud and detonations.  
One of the stones killed a dog.  Consists mainly of a green diopside 
with some highly ferriferous olivine and a little feldspar. 
Analysis,  16.16 % total iron . Thought to be from MARS !

Nakhon Pathom...............................13'44' N.,  100'5'  E.
Don Yai Hom Subdistrict, Thailand
Fell 1923, December 21, 2100 hrs, approx.      
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
One stone of 23.2kg fell 10km SSE. of the town of Nakhom Pathom .  
Analysis of light and dark portions, 22.17 and 21.69% total iron .

Nallah......................................31'58' S., 126'15' E.
near Cocklebiddy, Western Australia, Australia
Found 1968
Stone.  Olivinc-bronzitc chondrite (H).
A crusted stone, weight 4.617g, was found 0.5 mile SE. of Naflah  
Nallah  Rockhole.   Description of shape, like flanged tektite button .

Namib Desert................................24'45' S., 15'22' E.
between Sossusvlei and the Wittenberg, Namibia
Found 1979, April 22
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
A single mass of about 1kg was found .

Nammianthal.................................12'17' N., 79'12' E.
North Arcot district, Tamil Nadu, India
Fell 1886, January 27
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5), veined.
A stone of about 4.5kg was seen to fall after a loud report. 
The stone fell at Durginammiyandal, 6 miles NE. of Tiruvannamalai, 
North Arcot district .

Nanjemoy....................................38'25' N., 77'10' W.
Charles County, Maryland, U.S.A.
Fell 1825, February 10, 1200 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
After a loud detonation, a stone of about 16.5lb was seen to fall .

Nanseiki....................................36' N., 118' E.   
Shandong, China
Fell 1920, August 13
 Doubtful..
A piece of 9.5g is in Kwasan Observatory, Japan

Nantan......................................25'6' N., 107'42' E.
Guangxi, China
Found 1958
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.0mm) (IIICD).
A meteorite shower comprising at least 19 individuals of total weight 
9500kg was distributed over 30 square km. Very Old.
Analysis, 6.8 %Ni, 77 ppm.Ga, 293 ppm.Ge, 1.7 ppm.Ir.

Nantong.....................................32'7' N., 121'48' E.
Nantong City , China
Found June 15 1984
Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H6)
Weight 529g.

Nan Yang Pao................................35'40' N., 103'30' E.
Daohe County, Gansu, China
Fell 1917, July 11, 1200 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
After detonations and appearance of white light, a stone of 117lb 
(52.9kg) fell, 20 miles south of Chih-nan,  Tao-ho prefecture. 

Naoki.......................................19'15'N., 77'0' E.
Parbhani district, Maharashtra, India
Fell 1928, September 29, 1700 hrs
Stone, Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
Two stones, 4920 and 1762g, fell a mile apart at Naoki.  Two
others, not recovered, fell at Korgaon and Mategaon.  Several stones 
fell at Kawagaon, one at Malegaon, two at Naoki; one of 10,320g from 
Kawagaon figured .

Naragh......................................33'45' N., 51'30' E.
Iran
Fell 1974, August 18, 1830 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
After a fireball was seen, a 2.7kg stone hit the roof of a school 
laboratory in the village of Naragh.  The hole made in the roof 
measured 90cm in diameter.  Analysis, 26.5 % total iron .

Nardoo (no. 1)..............................29'32' S., 143'59' E.
Wanaaring, New South Wales, Australia
Found 1944
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
Two stones, 2.75 and  4.25lb, were found on the surface, 7 miles 
apart, on  Nardoo sheep station, near Wanaaring.  They show 
somewhat different microscopical characters, no.1 is similar to the 
Elsinora stone found 25 miles NW. of Nardoo, and may belong to the 
same shower. 

Nardoo (no.2)...............................29'30' S., 144'4' E.
Wanaaring, New South Wales, Australia
Found 1944
Stone.  Otivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Main  mass, Sydney, Austr. Mus.; 109g  Washington, U.S.
 Nat. Mus.

Narellan....................................34'3' S., 150'41'20' E.
County Cumberland, New South Wales, Australia
Fell 1928, April 8, 1915 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A stone of 367.5g fell.  

Naretha.....................................31'0' S., 124'50' E.
Western Australia, Australia
Found 1915
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).
A stone of 6lb was found.  Includes Kingoonya, a 6lb mass found in 
about 1927.

Narraburra..................................34'15' S., 147'42' E.
Temora, County Bland, New South Wales, Australia
Found 1855
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.60mm) (IIIB).
A mass of about 7 lb was found about 12 miles east of Temora, 
Analysis, 10.13 %Ni, 16.6 ppm.Ga, 28.7 ppm.Ge, 0.016 ppm. Ir.

Naruna (a)..................................30'57' N., 98'16' W.
Bumet County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1935, recognized 1939
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H).
One stone of 672g .

Naruna (b)..................................30'57' N., 98'17' W.
Burnet County, Texas, USA
Found 1942
Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H4)
One stone of 513g was found 3 miles west of the site of the Naruna
stone was found in 1935.

Naryilco....................................28'36' S, 141'9' E
Queensland, Australia
Found 1975                      
Stone. Ordinary chondrite (L/LL6)
One mass of 27 kg with fresh fusion crust was found in a desert area 5 
miles west of corkwood Tank.  Breccia with shock veins and light and 
dark clasts.   Main mass and information Robert Haag .

Nas.........................................59'11' N., 12'13' E.
Varvik, Dalsland, Sweden
Found 1907
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite  (LL6).
A stone of 375g was found.  Analysis, 20.18 % total iron .

Nashville...................................35'58' N., 77'58' W.
Nash County, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Found 1934, known before this year
Iron.  Octahedrite,
One main mass and fragments, total about 18kg.

Nashville...................................37'27' N., 98'25' W.
Kingman County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1939, before this year
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A mass of 25kg .

Nassirah....................................21'44' S., 165'54' E.
Noumea, New Caledonia
Fell 1936, July 15, 1630 to 1700 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4), veined.
Three fragments, 323g, 17g and 7g were recovered.

Natal
Natal, South Africa, Co-ordinates not reported
Fell?
Stone.
A 1.4g fragment is said to be part of a stone which fell in Natal.  The 
fragment is described as an olivine-enstatite chondrite.  It may be part 
of Moshesh which in turn may belong to the Queen's Mercy fall .

Navajo......................................35'20' N., 109'30' W.
Apache County, Arizona,  USA
Found 1921, July 10                               
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarsest (10mm) (IIB).
A mass of 3306lb was found in 1921 buried in talus, with Indian beads.  
In 1926 another mass, of 1508lb, was found buried in soil 160ft 
distant.  Analysis, 5.50 %Ni, 55.0 ppm.Ga, 180 ppm.Ge, 0,46 ppm.Ir,  
Description,  shock-hardened .

Nawapali....................................21'15' N., 83'40' E.
Sambalpur district, Orissa, India
Fell 1890, June 6, 1800 hrs
Stone.  Carbonaceous chondrite, type II (CM2).
After appearance of fireball, three stones appear to have fallen.  One 
which fell in the middle of the village of Nawapali broke into pieces and 
only three small fragments of about 30g, 20g and l0g were preserved.  
The other two stones, said to be of the "size of a 9lb shot", were found 
in a field 500yds distant and appear to have been taken away by the 
villagers, District Superintendent of Police of Sambalpur, letter of 
December 28 .

Nazareth (a)...................................34'30' N., 102'15' W.    
Castro County, Texas, tJ.S.A.
Found 1938
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H).
One stone of 44g was found.  A further mass, weighing 13.1kg and 
classified as H6, was found in 1977 . 

Nazareth (b)....................................34'31'36' N., 102'6'18' W.
Castro County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1968
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.0mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 11.31kg was found during the ploughing of virgin land.  This 
iron has a high phosphide (schreibersite) content and has been 
moderately shocked. Analysis, 9.04 %Ni, 20.3 ppm.Ga, 40.3 ppm.Ge, 
0.44 ppm.Ir  Shock-hardened .
 
Nazareth (c)................................34'35' N., 102'5' W.
Castro County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1967                                   
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A specimen of 11.7g is  in  Albuquerque .

Nazareth (d)................................34'35' N., 102'5' W.
Castro County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1967                                   
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (H5). 
Apx. recovered weight 1.545 Kg

Nazareth (e)................................34'35' N., 102'3' W.
Castro County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1967                                   
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (H6). 
Apx. recovered weight 13.1 Kg

Nazareth....................................34'31'36'N., 102'6'18'W.
Castro County, Texas, USA
Find 1968
Iron (IIIAB) medium octahedrite bandwidth 1 mm
Apx. recovered weight 11.31 Kg
A mass of 11.31 kg was found during ploughing of virgin land .

Neagari.....................................36'26.9' N., 136'27.9' E.
Nomi-gun, Ishikawa-ken, Japan
Fell 1995 February 18 23:55 Japan Standard Time
Ordinary Chondrite  ( L6 )
A fireball was reported by six witness in the Ishikawa and Toyoma 
area.  The next morning ,in the city of Neagari, Mr. K. Sasatani found 
a hole in the trunk of his car and meteorite fragments were on and 
inside the trunk.  The total recovered mass is 420 grams.  A neighbor 
said that he heard a loud noise during the night. 

Nedagolla...................................18'41' N., 83'29' E.
Vishakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Fell 1870, January 23, 1900 hrs
Iron.  Chemically and structurally anomalous (IRANOM).
After appearance of a luminous  meteor (moving from north to south) 
and detonations.  A mass of about 10lb was seen to fall in a field near 
the village of Nedagolla. 
Analysis, 6.02 %Ni, 0.665 ppm.Ga, 0.005 ppm.Ge, 3.4 ppm.Ir.

Needles.....................................34'26'39' N., 114'49'57' W.
San Bemadino County, California, U.S.A.
Found 1962
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.47mm) (IID).
A mass of 45.3kg was found in the Turtle Mountains about 50km 
SSW. of Needles.  Although chemically similar to the Wallapai irons of 
Arizona, it is probably not a transported Wallapai mass. 
Analysis, 10.3 %Ni, 77 ppm.Ga, 93 ppm.Ge, 4.8 ppm. Ir.

Needmore....................................34'2'41' N.,  102'47'57' W.
Bailey County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1976
Stone.  Chondrite.
A single mass of 1793g was found during ploughing .

Neenach.....................................34'48' N., 118'30' W.
Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A.
Found 1948              
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A stone of 13.8kg was ploughed up .

Negrillos...................................19'53' S., 69'50' W.
Tarapaca, Chile
Found 1936, known before this year
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
One mass of 28.5kg was found  buried in nitrate deposits in the 
Iquique Pampa, near Negrillos, E.P.  Henderson,Negrillos has the 
highest Ir. content of an iron meteorite and on this basis is 
distinguishable from North Chile.
Analysis, 5.41 %Ni, 59  ppm.Ga, 179 ppm.Ge, 65 ppm. Ir.

Nejed (no. 2)
Found
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine.
A specimen in Tempe has 7.78% Ni. and is distinct from Wabar .

Nejo........................................9'30' N., 35'20' E.
Walaga Province, Ethiopia
Fell 1970, May 11, 1130 hrs
Stone.  Otivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
From the sound effects, three objects passed over Jarso, a village 
16km W. of Nejo.  One object landed near Jarso, it made a hole 25cm 
in diameter and 30cm deep, and broke into fragments three of which 
were recovered, of 2.3kg, 139g and 17g.  Analysis, 22.26 % total iron .

Nei Monggol.................................41' N., 112' E.
Nei Monggol, China
Found 1962
Stone. Ordinary chondrite (L6)
Weight 3kg.

Nelson County...............................37'45' N., 85'30' W.
Kentucky, U.S.A.
Found 1856
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarsest (1-10mm) (IIIF).
A mass of 16lb was ploughed up.  Analysis, 7.02 %Ni, 6.33 ppm.Ga, 
0.840 ppm.Ge, 7.9 ppm.Ir.  Description, pre-terrestrial cold deformation.

Nenntmannsdorf..............................50'58' N., 13'57' E.
Pima, Dresden, Germany
Found 1872
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarsest (10mm) (IIB).
A mass of about 12.5kg was found 2ft below the surface.
Analysis, 6.18 %Ni, 58.8 ppm.Ga, 176 ppm.Ge, 0.057 ppm.Ir.  
Description, shocked and annealed .

Neptune Mountains...........................83'15' S., 55' W.
Pensacola Mountains, Antarctica
Found   1964
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (1.9mm) (IA).
One mass of 1070g was found. 
Analysis, 7.1 %Ni, 73.9 ppm.Ga, 269 ppm.Ge, 2.0 ppm.Ir. 

Nerft.......................................56'30' N., 21'30' E,
Courland, Latvian SSR, USSR
Fell 1864, April 12, 0445 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
After detonations, two stones fell, one of about 5.5kg at the farmhouse 
Swajahn, and the other of about 4.75kg at the farmhouse Pohgel, 
700yds distant.   Analysis, 22.57 % total iron.

Ness County.................................38'30' N., 99'36' W.
Kansas, U.S.A.
Found   1894
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
The earliest known stone of this fall was a coarsely brecciated one of 
about 21lb found in "November 1894, about 0.5 mile SW. of Kansada". 
This stone should probably be assigned to Beeler as it is more 
brecciated than the other stones assigned to Ness County (1894).  
The next stone was one of 417g found in 1897 in SW. of Ness County. 
Later others were found, including one ploughed up on April 10, 1899, 
seven miles south and three miles west of Ness City (label of H.A. 
Ward in Min.  Dept.  BM(NH).).  Altogether 26 stones, varying in 
weight from 34 to 3467g, and of total weight about 17kg were found .

Ness County.................................38'29' N., 99'55' W.
Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1938, recognized in this year
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
One stone of  652g was recognized in 1938 as distinct from
the Ness County (1894) fall .

Netschaevo..................................54'14' N., 35'9' E.
Kaluga, Federated SSR, USSR
Found 1846
Iron.  Structurally anomalous octahedrite (1.25mm) (IIE  ANOM).
A mass of about 250kg was found in making a road and was broken  
up and used for various purposes.  It was re-heated artificially.  
Contains chondrules.  Analysis of metal, 8.6 %Ni, 24.8 ppm.Ga, 66  
ppm.Ge, 1.8 ppm. Ir.

Neuschwanstein .............................47°31.5' N, 10°48.5' E
Bavaria, Germany
Fell 2002 April 6; 20:20 hrs (UT)
Enstatite chondrite (EL6)
A brilliant fireball, shaking the ground and rattling windows, was
reported by many eyewitnesses in Austria and Germany on 2002
April 6, 20:20 hrs (UT). The fall circumstances were well documented
by the European Fireball Network (EFN). Reduction of the
EFN photographs allowed calculation of the orbit and impact area
(Spurny et al., 2002) which ultimately led to the recovery of a single
stone of 1.75 kg on 2002 July 14.  Major phases are enstatite (FeO <0.1 wt. %),
plagioclase (Ab82), and metal (~1.5 wt. % Si). Large crystals of sinoite
(up to 200  m) and graphite (up to 700 x 200  m) are present.
Additional phases so far observed are schreibersite ((Fe,Ni)3P),
troilite (FeS), oldhamite (CaS), daubreelite (FeCr2S4), alabandite,
((Mn,Fe)S) and an SiO2-phase (containing 1-2 wt. % Al2O3). Bulk
chemistry: abundances of moderately volatile lithophile elements are
typical for EL chondrites, low Mn/Mg = 0.010 and Na/Mg = 0.045,
and low Zn concentration (Zn <20 ppm); high concentrations of
siderophile elements, e.g., Ni = 1.94 % and Ir = 0.76 ppm, reflect
higher than usual metal contents for EL chondrites. 
Optical features indicate that the rock is very weakly
shocked (S2). The residence time of about three months on the
ground resulted in the first signs of weathering (W0/1). The exposure
age is ~48 Ma; trapped subsolar noble gases are present (L.
Franke and L. Schultz, MPI). Specimens: type specimen, 20 g, MPI;
thin sections: Mün; main mass, unknown.

New Almelo.................................39'40' N., 100' W.
Norton County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1917, recognized in 1932               
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5), brecciated, veined.
One mass of 3kg was found.  A second stone of about 1150g has 
since been found .

New Baltimore...............................40'0' N., 78'51' W.
Somerset County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Found 1922
Iron.  Chemically and structurally anomalous (IRANOM),
A mass of about 18kg was ploughed up in a cornfield on the crest of 
Allegheny Mts., 3 miles NW. of New Baltimore.  Analysis, 6.36 %Ni, 
20.4 ppm.Ga, 35.9 ppm.Ge, 10 ppm.Ir  Shock-hardened, sheared and 
distinct from Mount Joy and Pittsburg .

New Concord.................................40'0' N., 81'46' W.
Muskingum County, Ohio, U.S.A.
Fell 1860, May 1, 1245 hrs               
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
After detonations and appearance of fireball, about 30 stones fell over 
an area of 10 by 3 miles.  The largest stone weighed 103lb and the 
total weight was about 500lb,  One of the stones killed a colt.   
Analysis, 21.60 % total iron .

New Halfa...................................15'22' N., 35'41' E.
Atbara Province, Kassala , Sudan
Fell 1994 November 8, 5:30 local time
Ordinary Chondrite  (L4,S3)
The fall occurred near village No. 9 , 15 km NE of New Halfa and was 
witnessed by Khalil Mohamed and Ibrahim Hamed from this village.  
The total recovered mass was about 12 kg , the largest mass was 5kg.

New Leipzig.................................46'22 'N., 101'57' W.
Grant County, North Dakota, U.S.A.
Found    1936
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (2.6mm) (IA).
One mass of 20kg was found.  Analysis, 6.88 %Ni, 93.1 ppm.Ga, 445 
ppm.Ge, 2.5  ppm.Ir.  Slightly weathered mass, some pre-terrestrial 
cracks .

New Lynn....................................33'10.2' N, 101'38.3' W
Lynn County, Texas USA
Found 1986, recognized 1991 October
Ordinary chondrite   (L6)
A single mass of about 800g was found by Joe Lewis while he was 
ploughing a grain field.  Main mass Blaine Reed.

New Mexico..................................34'30' N., 107' W.   
New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1935, recognized in this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarsest.
An Indian axe (130g) found in a ruin in New Mexico is of meteoritic 
iron.  A single, finger-shaped lamella of kamacite from a coarsest 
octahedrite.

New  Moore..................................33'7' N., 102'7' W.   
Lynn County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found    1972
Stone.  Chondrite
Two stones are listed, New Moore (a) 100.3g, and New Moore 
(b) 200g found  in  1975.

New  Moore (b)..............................33'7' N., 102'7' W.   
Lynn County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1975
Stone.  Chondrite
Apx. recovered weight 200g .

New Orleans .................................29° 56.8305' N, 90° 6.5855' W
New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Fell 2003 September 23. approx. 16:05 hrs (CST)
Ordinary chondrite (H5)
On the afternoon of September 23rd 2003, a meteorite crashed
through the two-story home of Ray and Judy Fausset, who were
not at home at the time. Neighbors said that they heard a "terrific
noise." Two observations of a fireball were recorded. The main
mass of the meteorite was found in the crawl space under the
house. Powdery meteorite debris and fragments were found along
the penetration path throughout the house. A total mass of 19.256
kg was recovered from the Fausset house, the three largest
fragments weighing 2966 g, 1292 g and 1001 g. Some additional
material (~100g) was also recovered in the surrounding
neighborhood. Description and classification (S. Nelson, Tulane
University; R. Jones and A. Brearley, UNM; T. Bunch and J.
Wittke, NAU): The meteorite is light grey with a black fusion
crust, and very friable. Abundant metal and troilite are visible on
broken surfaces, as well as some thin (mm-thick) impact melt
veins. Classification and mineralogy: The meteorite is very
fragmented on a sub-mm scale. Mean compositions of olivine,
Fa17.6; orthopyroxene, Fs15.4Wo1.4; clinopyroxene, Fs10.4Wo24.8;
plagioclase, An12.8Or5.6; metal, Ni = 6.7 wt %, Co = 0.38 %.
Minor chromite and phosphate are present. The meteorite broke a
pipe and many fragments sat in water for several days. Because
of this and the humid climate in New Orleans, light oxidation of
interior metal within small fragments (<100 g) was evident
within a week of the fall. Shock level, S1. Specimens: type
specimens 82 g UNM and 63 g NAU; main mass with owner. 

Newport.....................................35'36' N.,  91'16' W.
Jackson County, Arkansas, U.S.A.
Found  1923                                   
Stony-iron.  Pallasite (PAL).
A mass of 5600g was found.  
Analysis of metal, 10.7 %Ni, 17.5 ppm.Ga, 31.2 ppm.Ge, 0.16 ppm. Ir.

Newsom......................................37'36' N., 105'50' W.
Alamosa County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Found    1939
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
One stone of 892g was found .

New Westville...............................39'48' N., 84'49' W.
Preble County, Ohio, U.S.A.
Found 1941
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.4mm) (IVA).
A weathered mass of 4.8kg was found. 
Analysis,  9.36  %Ni,  2.40  ppm.Ga, 0.139 ppm.Ge, 0.55 ppm.Ir.

Ngawi.......................................7'27' S., 111'25' E.
Mandioen, Java, Indonesia
Fell 1883, October 3, 1715 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL3).
After appearance of fireball and detonations, at least three stones fell.  
Two stones, one of 1191g and the other of 202g fell at Karang Modjo  
and Ngawi  respectively.  Description, analysis, 18.84 % total  iron,  
lithic fragments.

Ngiangri....................................32'12' N., 87'48' E.
Ngiangri Mountain, China
Found 1983
Iron.
Weight 700kg. Analysis 6% Ni.

N'Goureyma..................................13'51' N., 4'23' W.   
Djenne, Ke Macina, Mali
Fell 1900, June 15                           
Iron.  Chemically and structurally anomalous (IRANOM).
A mass of 37.5kg which came into the possession of H. Minod of 
Geneva in 1901 is said to have fallen and penetrated 1 metre into the 
clay soil.  Drastically reheated.   Analysis, 9.26  %Ni,  0.067 ppm.Ga, 
0.016 ppm.Ge,0.058 ppm.Ir.  Unique;  lowest Ga and Ge contents 
of any iron meteorite .

Niagara.....................................48'0' N., 97'56' W.
Grand Forks County, North Dakota, U.S.A.
Found 1879
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (1.4mm) (I).
A small mass of 115g was found 2 miles SE. of Niagara.
Analysis, 7.37 %Ni .

Nicorps.....................................49'2' N., 1'26' W.
Normandy, France
Fell 1750, October 11
Stone.
The fall appears to be well authenticated, but no specimen is now 
preserved.  A large stone fell and was broken, the biggest piece 
weighing about 20lb.  It was grey with a black crust. 
All trace had been lost before 1818 .

Nieder Finow................................52'50' N., 13'56' E.
Eberswalde,     Frankfurt,     Germany
Found 1950, before this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (IA).
A small mass of 287g was found. 
Analysis,  8.27  %Ni, 72.0 ppm.Ga, 257 ppm.Ge, 2.6 ppm. Ir.

Niederreissen...............................51'4' N., 11'22' E.
Buttelstedt, Erfurt, Germany
Fell 1581, July 26, 1300-1400 hrs
Doubtful.  Stone?.
One stone of 39lb fell, but the evidence is not conclusive.

Niger 
Found 1969, recognized in this year
Stone.  Carbonaceous chondrite, type II (CM2).
Fragments were sent from Abidjan to Paris in 1969.  The C content is 
2.75%  and  water,  13.42%.  Analysis, 20.59 % total iron .

Niger
Fell 1967, August 1, or found
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Either this or Niger (LL6) was seen to fall near the village of 
Koutiaran, Mirria District, Niger.  The stone was sent from Abidjan to 
Paris in 1969. 

Niger
Fell 1967, August 1, or found
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL6).
Either this or Niger (L6) was seen to fall near the village of Koutiaran, 
Mirra District, Niger.  The stone was sent from Abidjan to Paris in 1969 

Nikolaevka..................................52'27' N., 78'38' E.
Pavlodar, Kazakh SSR, USSR,
Fell 1935, July 11, 0300 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
The stone is said to have fallen at 78'38'N., 82'47'E, but this point is in 
the Arctic Ocean.  The place of fall is mapped as Nikolaevsk (5 1'6'N., 
II 1'50'E.) in Transbaikal.  Neither the latitude and longitude given by 
Vemadsky nor that given by P.M. Millman is correct,  The time and 
date of fall also differ from the earlier accounts.
Analysis, 24.57 % total iron.

Nikolskoe...................................56'7' N., 37'20' E.
Solnechnogorsk, Moscow, USSR, 
Fell 1954, March 6, 1522 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).
6kg of fragments were collected.

Nilpena.....................................31'5' S., 138'18' E.
County Taunton, South Australia, Australia
Found 1975, June 4
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-poor.  Ureilite (AURE).
A single mass of 173g was found in the NW. corner of the
hundred of Nilpena, north of the Parachiina-Motpena road .

Nimberrin...................................31'31' S., 117'58' E.
Western Australia
Found August 1970
Stone Olivine hypersthene chondrite   (L6)
A single 786 g mass was found about 0.5 mile NNW of the Nimberrin 
homestead , by Mr. R. Spillman during plouging .

Ningbo......................................29'54' N., 121'33' E.
near Ningbo.  Zhejiang, China
Fell 1975, October 4, 1220 hrs
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.3mm) (IVA).
A single mass of 14.3kg fell.
Analysis, 8.2 %Ni, 2.2 ppm.Ga, 0.13 ppm.Ge, 2.0 ppm.Ir .

Ningqiang...................................32'55'30' N., 105'54'24' E.
Nngqiang county , Shanxi China
Fell June 25, 1983, 1900 hrs
Stone . Carbonaceous chondrite, type III ( CK3 )
A single stone collected as four fragments with a total of 4.6 kg was 
found in a field after detonations had been heard.

Nio.........................................34'12' N., 131'34' E.
Yoshiki, Yamaguchi, Honshu, Japan
Fell 1897, August 8, 2230 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H).
After appearance of fireball and detonations, two stones of 195g and 
253g respectively, and probably others, were found.  The larger 
specimen has been lost.   Analysis, 26.4 % total iron .

N'Kandhla...................................28'34' S., 30'42' E.
Kwazulu, Natal, South Africa
Fell 1912, August 1, 1330 hrs
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.9mm) (IID).
After detonations and appearance of trail of smoke, a mass of about 
38lb was seen to fall on the Pokinyoni Hill, near the junction of the 
Buffalo and Tugela rivers.  
Analysis, 9.96 %Ni, 71.8 ppm.Ga, 83.3 ppm.Ge, 18 ppm.Ir.

Nobleborough................................44'5' N., 69'29' W.
Lincoln County, Maine, U.S.A.
Fell 1823, August 7, 1630 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Eucrite (AEUC).
After detonations and appearance of cloud, a stone of about 5lb fell 
and broke into pieces,   Very little preserved.

Noblesville.................................40'5'7' N., 86'3'18' W.
Noblesville, Indiana  USA
Fell August 31, 1992              
Stone Ordinary chondrite
About 7:00 pm Brodie Spaulding, age 13 , got off his bike to talk to his 
neighbor.  After standing in the front yeard a few minutes he suddenly 
heard a low pitched whistle followed by a thud.  About 3.5 meters 
away he found a small black stone in a depression 9 cm wide. It felt 
warm slightly warm.  

Nochtuisk...................................59'59' N., 117'35' E.
Yakutsk, Federated SSR, USSR,
Found 1876
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse.
Only four fragments, weighing 4g, 2g, 1g and 1g respectively.
were found in the gold washings and came into the possession of A. 
Brezina who gives an analysis, 84.90 %Fe, 6.22 %Ni, 0.39 %P .

Nocoleche...................................29'52' S., 144'13' E.
Wanaaring, County Ularara, New South Wales,
Australia
Found 1895, known in this year
Iron.  Chemically and structurally anomalous (IC-ANOM).
A mass of about 44lb was found 5 miles SW. of Nocoleche Station. 
Analysis,6.4 %Ni, 49.3 ppm.Ga, 48 ppm.Ge, 8.2 ppm.Ir.  Description 
anomalous with both granular and Widmanstiitten textures, shocked .

Nogata......................................33'43'30' N., 130'45' E.
Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan
Fell 861, A.D.
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
After detonations and a brilliant flash, a stone fell which was
recovered from a hole in the ground the following morning.
The stone has been preserved since its fall in a Shinto Shrine,
A single mass of 472g.  Analysis, 19.45 % total iron .

Nogoya......................................32'22' S., 59'50' W.
Entre Rios, Argentina         
Fell 1879, June 30, evening hrs
Stone.  Carbonaceous chondrite, type 11 (CM2).
After appearance of a luminous meteor, a stone of about 4kg fell.  
Analysis, 18.8 % total iron .

Nora Creina.................................37'19' S., 139'51' E.
South Australia, Australia
Found 1962
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).
A specimen of 283.5g found at Nora Creina Bay, was at first thought to 
be part of the Lake Bonney meteorite fall, but subsequent work on the 
pyroxenes shows it to be distinct.  Analysis, 19.69 % total iron .

Norcateur...................................39'49' N., 100'12' W.
Decatur County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1940, recognized 1948
Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined, brecciated.
One stone of 3.2kg was found .

Nordheim....................................28'52' N., 97'37' W.
De Witt County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1932, recognized in 1936
Iron.  Ataxite,  Ni-rich  (IRANOM).
One mass of 15.15kg was found. The mass was ploughed up 3 miles  
south of Nordheim.  An etched sufface shows schlieren-like streaks in 
10 directions under suitable lighting, and a minute octahedral structure 
under high (X 230) magnification. 
Analysis,  11.64 %Ni,  0.550  ppm.Ga,  0.644  ppm.Ge,  II  ppm.Ir .

Norfolk.....................................36'54' N., 76'18' W.
Norfolk County, Virginia, U-S-A,
Found 1907
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.9mm) (IIIA).
A mass of about 23kg, which was later cut into two pieces of 21.6kg 
and 1.27kg, was seen to fall.  The fall is said to have been observed, 
but this is very doubtful in view of its oxidized condition.
Analysis, 7.45  %Ni, 20.2 ppm.Ga, 38.1 ppm.Ge, 10 ppm. Ir.

Norfork.....................................36'13' N., 92'16' W.
Baxter County, Arkansas, U.S.A.
Fell 1918, October
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 1050g fell.  The fall occurred either at dusk or in darkness.  
Analysis, 7.75 %Ni, 20.3 ppm.Ga, 40.1 ppm.Ge, 3.0 ppm.Ir.  
Description,  the recovered mass is only part of a larger, fallen, body .

Norin-Shibir................................51'51' N., 107'55' E.
Buryat ASSR, USSR, 
Found 1900, between 1900 and 1937
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium.
Fell near Verkne Udinsk, Transbaikal, Norin-Shibir is mapped about 
51'N., 29'E., NW. of Kiev, Ukraine.   Analysis, 9.0 %Ni, 52 ppm.Ga, 
120 ppm.Ge, 6.8 ppm.Ir.  May be a pallasite, or an iron with silicate 
inclusions. A 2.8g Moscow, Acad. Sci., small fragment is all that is  
known .

Norquin.....................................37'43' S., 70'37' W
Neuquen, Argentina
Found 1945, before this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.8mm) (IIIB).
A mass of 19.25kg was found.  Description, with a poor.
Analysis, 4.52 %Ni .

Norristown..................................32'31' N., 82'33' W
Emanuel County, Georgia, U.S.A.
Found 1965, or 1966
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.65mm) (IIIB).
A 4.2kg individual was uncovered during road working, 2.5
miles west of Norristown. 
Analysis, 9.64 %Ni, 18.2 ppm.Ga, 32.4 ppm.Ge, 0.016 ppm.Ir. 
Corroded, shock-hardened .

Northampton.................................42'19' N., 72'38' W.
Hampshire County, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Found 1963, recognized in this year
Iron.  Octahedrite.
The precise location of the find is unknown .

Northbranch.................................39'59.5' N., 98'20.5' W.
Jewell County, Kansas, USA
Found 1972, recognized 1997
Ordinary chondrite (H5)
A 76kg stone was found in a grain field

North Chile.................................23' S., 69' W.   
Antofagasta, Chile
Found 1875
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
The following eight irons, of total weight 266kg, identical in structure 
and composition, are now collectively known as North Chile because 
exact localities are unknown.  Coya Norte, Filomena, Puripica, 
Quillagua, Rio Loa, San Martin, Tocopilia, and Union.  Each mass is  
part of a single kamaci crystal in which rhabdites are irregularly 
distributed;  cosmi and artificial  fracturing were controlled by the 
rhabdite plates.  
Mean composition, 5.59 %Ni, 58.9 ppm.Ga, 177 ppm.Ge, 3.6 ppm. Ir.  

North East Reid.............................30'9' S., 128'43' E.   
Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia, Australia
Found  1969
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).
Two angular, oxidized masses, 31.1g and 7.5g, were  found 3 miles 
NE. of the Reid find.  There is some confusion here, for this is listed as  
H5 .

North  Haig.................................30'13' S.,  126'13' E.
Western Australia, Australia
Found  1961
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-poor.  Ureilite (AURE).
One mass, 964g, was found 13 miles due N. of Sleeper Camp which is 
40 miles N. of Haig.  It is distinguished from Dingo Pup Donga by its 
variable mineral composition.  It contains suessite, iron silicide.

North Portugal..............................41' N., 8' W.  
Portugal
Found 1931, known before this year
Iron.   (IIB).
A specimen of an iron from a locality in the north of Portugal is in the 
Inst. Sup. Techn.  Almost certainly fragments of the weathered Sfio 
JulifLo de Moreira meteorite . 

North  Reid.................................30'8' S., 128'38' E.  
Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia, Australia
Found 1969
Stone.   Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, ainphotexite (LL5).
Three masses were found.  The first of 108.3g, 5 miles NW. of the 
Reid find, the second, 43.9g, about 7 miles SSW. of the Reid site, and 
the third, 156.5g, 6 miles SW. of the Reid find.  Each mass is crusted  
and flight oriented .

Northeast Africa 001
Sudan
Found 2002 April
Lunar meteorite (anorthositic regolith breccia)
A brownish gray stone weighing 262 g was found by a prospector 
in northern Sudan near the Libya/Egypt/Sudan boundary in 2002
April. Fusion crust is absent, fresh surface is gray to dark gray,
and terrestrial alteration products are present at the meteorite
edges and in penetrating cracks and veins. Classification and
mineralogy (J. Haloda and P. Tycova, PCU): a clast-rich anorthositic
regolith breccia containing numerous mineral fragments and
lithic clasts embedded in a well-consolidated microcrystalline
impact melt matrix. Lithic clasts (up to 1 cm in size) are mainly
of anorthositic lithologies; impact-melt breccias of anorthositic
composition are abundant and show commonly breccia-in-breccia
textures. Fragments of primary igneous rocks of anorthositic to
gabbroic composition are common, containing plagioclase
An95.1-97.2, low-Ca pyroxene En46-65 Wo2.1-5 and high-Ca
pyroxene En35-48Wo37-44 and rare olivine Fo79.4. Sparse
clasts of mare basalts (consisting of pigeonite+
anorthite+accessory ilmenite), and glass fragments and
spherules are present. Mineral fragments are of various composition:
feldspar, An92-99; orthopyroxene, Wo2-4En49-80; clinopyroxene,
Wo9-39En50-87; olivine, Fo48-82 (Fe/Mn 93-100 atom%);
accessory minerals are Mg-Al spinel, chromite, ilmenite (2-5 wt%
MgO), troilite, FeNi metal and silica. Several pyroxene grains
have marginal symplectitic intergrowths of fayalite+
hedenbergite+silica after former pyroxferroite. Composition
of the impact-melt matrix is (wt%): SiO2 = 45.7, Al2O3 = 24.1,
FeO = 7.2, MgO = 7.4, CaO = 14.6, Na2O = 0.5, TiO2 = 0.5.
Secondary calcite, barite, gypsum and Fe hydroxides occur in
cracks. Specimens: type specimen, 20 g, and one polished thin
section, PCU; 5.8 g, and one polished thin section, UWS; 59.66 g,
ROM; 60 g, Hupé; 9.7 g, Gregory; main mass with finder. 

Northwest Africa Index 001 to 1814

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Northwest Africa 011 .......................31'20'N. 4'20 W
Morocco
Purchased 1999
Achondrite ungrpuped
Weight 40 grams 
Primarly composed of course grained proxene (58%vol.as pigionite and augnite)
in a fine grained plagioclase (39.6%vol, as bytownite)with minor quartz(.7%vol),
Ca-phosphate (.5%vol merrillite and chlorapatite ), Fe rich olivine (trace) and 
opaques (.7%vol imilite, triolite, Ti-rich Chromite, and uvolspinel.
Main mass NIPR 

Northwest Africa 032........................near 30º22'N 5º3'W 
Morocco, near Algerian border 
Found 1999 October 
Lunar meteorite (olivine-pyroxene basalt) 
A stone of ~300 g was found in the desert . 
Classification and mineralogy (T. Fagan, UHaw; T.Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU)
: olivine, pyroxene, and chromite phenocrysts occur 
in a groundmass of elongate, zoned pyroxene (En1-25Wo15-25) and feldspar 
(~An85) crystals radiating from common nucleation sites; opaque phases include elongate,
skeletal ilmenite, troilite, and trace metal; olivine phenocrysts (~12 vol%) up to 300 µm
are zoned from Fo65 (cores) to Fo60 (rims), and commonly have chromite inclusions;
pyroxene phenocrysts (~5 vol%) are complexly zoned, with En40-50Wo20-40 and 
En15-25Wo10-20 domains; both olivine and pyroxene phenocrysts surrounded by 
Fe-rich quenched margins (olivines, ~Fo30; pyroxenes, En5-25Wo15-30); glass with
~45.7 wt% SiO2 occurs in semi-continuous shock veins up to 50 µm wide; 
some terrestrial weathering products are present in fractures, 
but primary assemblage is essentially unaltered. Oxygen isotope compositios (R. Clayton,
UChi): d18O = +5.63 ‰, d17O = +2.92‰. Bulk composition (in wt%, E. Jarosewich, SI): 
SiO2 = 44.7; TiO2 = 3.08; Al2O3 = 8.74; FeO = 23.0; MnO = 0.33; MgO = 8.45; 
CaO = 10.9; Na2O = 0.37; K2O = 0.11; H2O = 0.06. 
Specimens: type specimen, ~5-6 g, contact T. Bunch, NAU; 1.1 g plus thin section, UHaw; 
main mass,260 g, Radomsky.

Northwest Africa 047
Northwest Africa
Purchased 2000 April
Achondrite (monomict eucrite)
A 5200 g stone was purchased in the town of Erfoud.  Mineralogy
and  classification  (J.  Barrat, UAng;  P.  Gillet, ENSL): a breccia
containing numerous clasts of subophitic basalt in a gray, medium-
grained,  recrystallized  matrix;  contains  plagioclase  (An85.88),
pigeonite  (Fs60.0Wo5.6, n  =  13)  with  exolved  clinopyroxene  (Fs30
Wo42, n = 8), tridymite (determined by Raman spectrometry), ilmenite,
and chromite; phases identical in composition in matrix and clasts.
Specimens:  53 g plus polished section, ENSL; main mass, Carion.

Northwest Africa 049
Northwest Africa
Purchased 2000
Achondrite (eucrite)
A 276 g stone was purchased in Morocco.  Mineralogy and
classification (J. Barrat, UAng; P. Gillet, ENSL):  contains centimeter-
sized ophitic clasts in a brecciated matrix; pyroxenes in clasts are
zoned with Mg-rich cores, Fs32.3Wo5.9 to Fs52.7Wo7.3; clasts contain
numerous veinlets of olivine, Fa78.82; matrix contains pyroxene with
variable thicknesses of exsolution lamellae, with or without olivine;
this eucrite is probably polymict.  Specimens:  23 g plus two thin
sections, ENSL; main mass, Carion.

Northwest Africa 176
Possibly near Morocco/Algeria Border
Found 1999
Iron meteorite with silicate inclusions (ungrouped)
A 2 kg stone was purchased in Morocco by Geoffrey  Cintron.
Classification and mineralogy (K. Keil, E.  Scott and M. Liu, UHaw):
a fresh iron with lightly shocked (S1) greenish-yellow polymineralic
silicate inclusions (40 vol%) 1.10 mm in size; olivine, Fa11.4±0.3;
orthopyroxene,  En85.9±0.8Fs11.4±0.6Wo2.7±0.4;  clinopyroxene,
En51.8±1.9 Fs5.9±0.7Wo42.2±2.4;  plagioclase,  An49.9±2.7Ab46.5±2.2
Or3.6±0.7;  weathering  grade,  W0.  Metal  composition  (J.  Wasson,
UCLA):  Co = 0.413 wt%, Ni = 8.66 wt%, Cu = 318 ppm, Ga =
17.7 ppm, Ge ˜160 ppm, As  =  9.12 ppm, Ir = 3.56 ppm, Au  =
0.853 ppm. Oxygen isotopes (R. Clayton and T. Mayeda, UChi):
silicate inclusions, ä17O = .6.5., ä18O = .2.5..  Oxygen isotopes
and bulk chemistry show that this is an ungrouped iron closely related
to the Bocaiuva iron with silicate inclusions.  Specimens:  main mass
with  G. Cintron, 164 Scooter Lane, Hicksville, NY 11801, USA;
type specimen, 68 g, UHaw.

Northwest Africa 468
Northwest Africa
Year of find unknown
Iron meteorite with silicate inclusions (ungrouped)
A 6100 g meteorite was purchased in Tucson, Arizona, in 2000
January by David Gregory from a Moroccan dealer who had bought
it originally in Alnif, Morocco.  Classification and mineralogy (J.
Wasson and A. Rubin, UCLA):  an ungrouped iron with chemical
affinities to IAB irons and possibly related to the Antarctic iron Grove
Mountains 98003; bulk metal composition, Cr = 2300 ppm, Co =
0.719 wt%, Ni = 11.85 wt%, Cu = 263 ppm, Ga = 31.0 ppm, As =
22.8 ppm, Sb = 0.431 ppm, W = 0.65 ppm, Ir = 2.75 , Pt = 4.0 ppm,
Au = 2.21 ppm; contains massive silicate inclusions, with average
mineral compositions of olivine, Fa4.7, low-Ca pyroxene, Fs8.6.9.4,
high-Ca pyroxene, Fs3.7Wo45.4, plagioclase, An78.7Or2.6.  Oxygen
isotopes (R. N. Clayton and T. Mayeda, UChi):  silicate inclusions,
ä17O = +0.18., ä18O = +3.01., .17O = .1.39..  Specimens:  main
mass with D. Gregory, 230 First Avenue, Suite 108, St.  Thomas,
Ontario, Canada; type specimen, 61.6 g, UCLA; 185 g, ROM.

Northwest Africa 470.......................... 31º59.0' N, 4º11.2' W
Morocco
Found 1999
Carbonaceous chondrite (CH)
A meteorite weighing 62.9 g was purchased from nomads by S.
Afanasiev during an expedition to the Er Rachidia region of the
Moroccan Sahara in 2000 April.  Mineralogy and classification (M.
Ivanova and M. Nazarov, Vernad; M. Petaev, CfA):  fusion crust is
blackish-brown; there are two populations of chondrules, one with
cryptocrystalline textures, 20.50  m in size, the other with porphyritic
olivine-pyroxene or barred olivine textures, >50  m in size; matrix
contains ~20 vol% metal with a solar Ni/Co ratio; olivine,
Fa2.0; pyroxene, Fs2.8; contains CAIs of different types, many
grossite-rich.  Oxygen isotopes (R. Clayton and T. Mayeda, UChi):
ä17O = .0.40., ä18O = +2.20., indicating CH-CR clan.  Specimens:
type specimen, 7.2 g, and thin section, Vernad; main mass with
purchaser, S. Afanasiev.

Northwest Africa 479
Possibly Khter n'Aït Khebbach, Morocco
Found 2000 November
Lunar meteorite (mare basalt)
A 156 g stone was collected in Morocco in the area of Khter n'Aït
Khebbach, however, the exact location is unknown.  Classification
and mineralogy (J-A. Barrat, UAng; A. Jambon, UPVI; Violaine
Sautter, MNHNP;  Ph.  Gillet, ENSL):  consists of phenocrysts of
olivine, pyroxene and chromite in a groundmass of pyroxene and
calcic plagioclase; texture closely resembles that of NWA 032; mineral
compositions are identical to those reported for NWA 032 (see MetBull
84).  Specimens:  main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen,
8 g and 1 thin section, ENSL; 3.6 g, NHMV.

Northwest Africa 480
Northwest Africa
Found 2000 November
Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite)
A 28 g stone almost completely covered with fusion crust was found
in Morocco.  Classification and mineralogy (J-A. Barrat, UAng; A.
Jambon, UPVI; Violaine Sautter, MNHNP; Ph. Gillet, ENSL):  has a
coarse-grained basaltic texture consisting predominately of subhedral
to euhedral pyroxene (up to 3 mm) and interstitial, lath-shaped
maskelynite; accessory  minerals includemerrilite, chlorapatite,
pyrrhotite, Fe-oxides, fayalite and silica; pyroxenes show complex
zonation with Mg-rich pigeonite cores (Fs26Wo4), followed by augite
(Fs29Wo30), and mantled by Fe-rich pigeonite (Fs84Wo11); no
pyroxferroite has been detected; maskelynites are homogeneous,
An46.50Ab52.48Or~2; merrilite forms rounded grains (up to 100  m)
and is Fe-rich (~5 wt% FeO), commonly with 6.40  m thick rims of
fayalite (Fa~95), silica, Fe-Ti oxides, and pyrrhotite; silica (stishovite)
occurs as irregular grains in maskelynite or at grain boundaries to
pyroxene and is surrounded by radiating cracks.  Oxygen isotopes
(M. Javoy and E. Petit, IPGP): ä17O = +2.91., ä18O = +4.78.,
and .17O = +0.42..  Specimens:  main mass, 25 g, CNES.

Northwest Africa 482
Algeria?
Found 2000?
Lunar meteorite (impact melt breccia)
A 1015 g stone was purchased on 2001 January 10 in Alnif, Morocco,
by Michael Farmer.  The exact location of find is unknown but it is
possibly in Algeria.  The stone is complete, oriented, and appears
relatively  unweathered.  Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin
and P. Warren, UCLA; D. King and I. Daubar, UAz):  texture is
typical of a crystalline impact melt breccia (polymict) with highland
affinities; glassy and vesicular melt veins and melt pockets indicate
shock  subsequent to compaction by an impact event; plagioclase,
An95.7Ab4.09Or0.17 (n = 136, UAz); olivine, Fo65.68 (average Fo66)
with FeO/MnO = 88 ± 7 g/g (UCLA); olivine Fo68.4 with FeO/MnO =
93.9 ± 7.7 g/g (range:  78.7 to 111) (n = 51, UAz); pyroxene, Fs25Wo17
with nearly uniform Mg/(Mg + Fe) = 67.68 mol% and FeO/MnO =
51 ± 6 g/g (n = 10, UCLA); pyroxene, Wo10.3.51En32.6.63.9 Fs42.6.14.2,
mean Mg/(Mg + Fe) = 68 mol%, FeO/MnO = 52 ± 8 g/g (n = 28,
UAz); glassy melt veins occur in both UCLA and UAz samples; a 0.1 mm
vein  (UCLA)  has  SiO2  =  44.3  wt%,  Na2O  =  0.3  wt%,  Al2O3  =
30.0 wt%, FeO = 3.6 wt%, MgO = 3.9 wt%, CaO = 17.3 wt%, and
TiO2 = 0.3 wt%, which may approximate the bulk meteorite
composition. Specimens: half of the main mass is with Farmer; 74 g,
DPitt; type specimens, 24 g, UCLA, and 18 g, UAz.

Northwest Africa 595
Morocco
Purchased 2001 January
Primitive achondrite (brachinite)
One complete stone of a total weight of 196 g was purchased by Cott
in Tucson, Arizona, in 2001 January.  Mineralogy and classification
(P. Warren, UCLA):  mineral mode, 80 vol% olivine, 10.15 vol%
orthopyroxene, 5.10 vol% augite and minor chromite, traces include
kamacite and Ni-rich metal, no plagioclase was found.  Mineral
composition,  olivine,  Fo71.72  and  FeO/MnO  =  52  ±  6,
orthopyroxene,  En72.73Fs25.26Wo2.2  and  FeO/MnO  =  40 ±  7,
augite,  En45Fs10.11Wo44.45  and  FeO/MnO  =  32 ±  9,  chromite,
Cr/(Cr + Al) = 0.77, Mg/(Mg + Fe) = 0.25 and TiO2 = 1.1.1.4 wt%.
Typical polygonal-granular texture with a notable alignment of more
elongated grains; grain sizes of 0.5 to 1 mm, one exceptionally large
grain of 3 mm was observed.  Highly weathered, W3/4.  Texture,
mineral mode and mineral composition of mafic silicates and bulk
A162 Russell et al.
chemical  data  are  consistent  with  its  classification  as  brachinite.
Specimens:  type specimen, 23 g, and thin section, UCLA; main mass,
Cott.

Northwest Africa 739
Morocco
Purchased 2000 January
Carbonaceous chondrite (CH)
Two stones that fit together, with a total mass of 60 g, were purchased
by D. Gregory from a Moroccan dealer at the Tucson mineral show
at the end of 2000 January.  The fusion crust is black.  Mineralogy
and classification (R. Jones, UNM):  metal-rich chondrite with small
chondrules, average chondrule size 87 m.  Cryptocrystalline
chondrules are common in smaller size range.  Most olivine and
pyroxene have Fe/(Fe + Mg) < 6 mol%, with peaks at Fa2.3 and Fs3
in histograms of random analyses.  Olivine and pyroxene compositions
range up to Fa23 and Fs24.  CAIs are small (mostly <60  m) and a
variety of types including grossite-rich.  Metal constitutes ~10 vol%
of the chondrite and is mostly kamacite, mean Ni = 6.5 wt%, with
solar Ni/Co ratio.  Oxygen isotopes (Z. Sharp and T. Larson, UNM):
ä18O = +4.32., ä17O = +1.75..  Chondrite has affinities to the CH
group, in particular Acfer 182.  Specimens:  type specimen, 12 g,
and thin section, UNM; main mass, ROM.

Northwest Africa 753
Northwest Africa
Found 2000
Rumuruti chondrite (R3.9)
12 kg of this meteorite in many pieces was purchased in Rissani in
2001  January. It was probably found in the Kem Kem  region.
Classification and mineralogy (A. Sokol and A. Bischoff, Mün): the
sample appears to be unbrecciated in thin section; olivine, Fa38.6±3.2
(range Fa20.41, n = 36); Ca-poor pyroxene, Fs20.3±4.0 (range Fs8.30,
n = 24); Ca-pyroxene, Fs9.1±0.5Wo47.6±1.8; plagioclase, An11.4±1.7;
shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W2, making it one of the freshest
R chondrites besides Rumuruti; sulfides are well preserved.  See also
Bischoff et al. (2001).  Main mass with purchaser; type specimen, 52 g,
and thin section, Mün.

Northwest Africa 755
Northwest Africa
Found 2000
Rumuruti chondrite (R3.7)
A 352 g stone was purchased in Rissani in 2001 January. It was probably
found in the Kem Kem region.  Classification and mineralogy (A. Sokol
and A. Bischoff, Mün): one of the most unequilibrated Rumuruti
samples; the sample appears to be unbrecciated in thin section; olivine,
Fa36.8±7.8  (range  Fa10.44, n  =  30);  Ca-poor  pyroxene,  Fs19.7±7.8
(range  Fs1.34, n = 18); Ca-pyroxene, Fs10.3±1.2 Wo47.8±1.4;
plagioclase, An11.9±1.5; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W4, with
most sulfides destroyed.  See also Bischoff et al. (2001).  Main mass
with purchaser; type specimen, 21 g, and thin section, Mün.

Northwest Africa 770........................... 20°20.80' N, 11°50.03' W
Morocco
Found 2000 June
Carbonaceous chondrite (CH)
An 18.1 g crusted stone was found north of Legaaida by a person
prospecting for meteorites. Mineralogy and classification (T. Bunch and
J. Wittke, NAU):  similar to Allan Hills 85085 in texture, mineral modes
(pyroxene/olivine = 3:1, Fe-Ni metal = 27 vol%), and chondrule size
(mean diameter = 23  m), but with few "matrix lumps"; contains small,
subrounded CAIs with pure gehlenite (MgO = 0.3 wt%) and micron-
sized perovskite; 80% of chondrules are cryptocrystalline, and consist of
stoichiometric enstatite (FeO = 0.24 wt%) and forsterite (FeO = 1.1 wt%);
rare  refractory  chondrules  have  Al-rich  diopside  cores  with  spinel
inclusions and forsterite rims (FeO = 0.45 wt%); metal grains average
Ni = 6.1 wt% and Cr = 0.47 wt%; shock stage, S2; weathering grade,
W1.  Specimens:  3.2 g plus thin section, NAU; main mass with finder.

Northwest Africa 771.......................... 26º33.60' N, 11º33.33' W
Morocco
Found 2000 June
Achondrite (ureilite)
A300 J. N. Grossman and J. Zipfel
A 313 g stone was found near Nebca, Morocco, by a person
prospecting for meteorites.  Mineralogy and classification (T. Bunch
and J. Wittke, NAU): has typical ureilite texture; contains reversely
zoned  olivine  (Fa12.17; Cr = 0.7  wt%) and  pigeonite (Fs17Wo10);
average metal composition, Ni = 3.3 wt%, Si = 1.6 wt%, Cr = 0.25 wt%;
troilite contains up to 9 wt% Cr and 1 wt% Ni; shock stage, S2;
weathering grade, W1. Specimens: 21.2 g plus thin section, NAU;
main mass with anonymous finder.

Northwest Africa 772......................... 26°26.96' N, 11°41.61' W
Morocco
Found 2000 October
Carbonaceous chondrite (CK3)
A 71 g, 90% crusted stone was found southwest of Raudat Haua by a
person prospecting for meteorites.  Mineralogy and classification (T.
Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU):  modes (vol%) are matrix = 58,
chondrules = 32, sulfides = 7, Cr-magnetite = 2, refractory inclusions =
1; chondrule sizes range from 50 m to > 1 mm; chondrule type
modes (vol%) are porphyritic olivine = 21, porphyritic olivine-
pyroxene = 4, cryptocrystalline = 3, granular olivine = 3, other = 1;
matrix is mostly unrecrystallized; fine-grained olivine, Fa35, NiO =
0.25 wt%; plagioclase, An80; Ca-rich pyroxene, Wo46Fs9; Ca-poor
pyroxene, Fs19.6; contains Ni-rich sulfides and Cr-rich magnetite
(Cr2O3 = up to 13.9 wt%); weathering grade, W0/1.  Specimens:
13.8 g plus thin section, NAU; main mass with finder.

Northwest Africa 773..........................~26°46' N, ~12°49' W
Western Sahara
Found 2000 September
Lunar Meteorite (cumulate olivine norite with regolith breccia)
Three stones of 359, 224 and 50 g, totaling 633 g were sold to Marvin
Killgore (SWML) by nomads who showed him the place of find on a
flat dry desert plain near Dchira, Western Sahara.  Mineralogy and
classification (T. Fagan, UHaw; M. Killgore, SWML; J. Wittke and
T. Bunch, NAU):  consists of two distinct lithologies, cumulate rock
and  regolith  breccia; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W1.
Cumulate portion:  modes (vol%) are olivine = 54.7, pigeonite =
24.2, augite = 5, feldspar (including minor K-feldspar) = 15.6, opaques
(troilite, chromite, Fe-metal, ilmenite) = 0.5; olivine, Fa28.34, mean
Fa31, FeO/MnO = 99 ± 11 g/g; pigeonite, En64Wo11, FeO/MnO =
53 ± 6 g/g; augite, En49Wo36, FeO/MnO = 46 ± 6 g/g; plagioclase,
An88.91; Ba-rich K-feldspar, An3Ab4Or93 with average BaO = 2.2 wt%.
Breccia portion:  contains fragments of cumulate portion as well as
silica glass, hedenbergitic pyroxene, volcanic rocks, and unusual lithic
clasts with fayalite + Ba-rich K-feldspar + silica + plagioclase; olivine
and pyroxene in the breccia have a slightly wider compositional range
towards lower Mg/(Mg + Fe) than in the cumulate portion of the rock.
Chemical composition (D. Mittlefehldt, JSC):  KREEP-rich with
strong negative Eu-anomaly.  Noble gases (O.  Eugster, Physikalisches
Institut, Bern): high solar wind component, 4He/20Ne = 9, indicative of
regolith material.  Specimens: type specimen, 15 g, NHM; main mass SWML.

Northwest Africa 776
Morocco
Purchased 2000
Achondrite (howardite)
A 49 g crusted stone was purchased in Morocco.  Mineralogy and
classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): a polymict breccia;
contains large orthopyroxene fragments (Fs29Wo2) and clasts of
eucrites, diogenites, gabbroic and glassy fragments; matrix divided
into gray and very dark flow segregations; plagioclase, An87; shock
stage, S3; weathering grade, W1.  Specimens, 10.1 g and a thin section,
NAU; main mass with buyer.

Northwest Africa 817
Morocco
Found 2000 December
Martian meteorite (nakhlite)
A 104 g stone was found in the desert of Morocco.  Classification
and analysis (V.  Sautter, MNHNP; J. Barrat and M. Lesourd, UAng;
A. Jambon, UPVI; P. Gillet, ENSL; C. Göpel and J. Joron, IPGP):  an
unbrecciated, medium-grained, olivine-bearing clinopyroxenite with
cumulate texture; consists of zoned, euhedral, subcalcic augite (Wo38.40
En38.27Fs24.34 and Fe/Mn = 39.31), olivine (zoned from Fa57 in
cores to Fa86 in rims, with Fe/Mn = 54.43) with crystallized magmatic
inclusions, and a three-component intercumulus mesostasis (glass
including minute amounts of sulfide droplets, Ti-magnetite with
unusual skeletal morphology containing ilmenite exsolution, and
acicular pyroxene); mineral modes (vol%), pyroxene = 69, olivine =
15, mesostasis = 15, and Fe-Ti oxides = 1; alteration (probably pre-
terrestrial) produced a hydrous ferrous silicate both in olivine and in
the  glassy  mesostasis;  bulk  major-element composition similar to
other nakhlites; element ratios confirm martian origin (FeO*/MnO =
37 mol/mol, Na/Al = 0.40, K/La = 449, Ga/Al = 3.9 × 10.4); has a
higher proportion of mesostasis than other nakhlites; displays the
highest Th, U and rare earth elements (REE) concentrations ever
reported for a nakhlite (e.g., Th = 0.6 ppm); REE pattern characterized
by a strong light REE enrichment (Lan/Ybn = 4.89), and Eu/Eu* =
0.90.  Oxygen isotopes (M. Javoy and E. Petit, IPGP): .17O = +0.4..
Specimens: 10 g, ENSL; main mass, Fectay.

Northwest Africa 820......................... 31°25' N, 4°11' W
Hassi Labyade, Er Rachidia, Morocco
Possibly fell 1999 June, 23 hrs local time
Ordinary chondrite (L3.5)
A.Pani purchased ~2 kg of a meteorite broken into several fragments
from an anonymous finder who claims to have recovered it after
observing it fall.  Mineralogy and classification (F. Brandstätter,
NHMV): a brecciated meteorite covered by black fresh fusion crust;
interior is light-grey, with white-grey and dark-grey angular fragments
(<1 cm up to several centimeters in size); main part has type 3 texture
with well-defined chondrules, some with brownish glass; chondrules
in some clasts are slightly deformed and matrix is recrystallized,
typical of petrologic type 4 or 5; unequilibrated clast mineralogy
includes olivine (Fa0.6.22.8), pyroxene (Fs1.6.19.5), low Ni-metal (Ni =
7.4.7.6 wt%, Co = 0.73.1.06 wt%); equilibrated clast mineralogy
includes olivine (Fa23.4.24.8), pyroxene (Fs19.1.23.3), low-Ni metal
(Ni = 7.4.7.6 wt%, Co = 0.85.0.97 wt%); weathering grade, W0.
Specimens:  type specimen, 560 g, NHMV, main mass, Pani.

Northwest Africa 856
Unknown
Found 2001 March
Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite)
A single stone of 320 g was found in Morocco in 2001 March.  The
exact location of find is unknown and the meteorite was referred to
under the pseudonym "Djel Ibone".  The meteorite has a fine-grained
basaltic texture consisting mainly of pyroxene (70  vol%) and
maskelynite (23 vol%).  Accessory minerals include merrillite, apatite,
pyrrhotite, chromite, Fe-Ti oxides, silica (stishovite) and baddeleyite.
Melt pockets with phenocrysts and submicrometer-sized needles of
stishovite are present.  Pyroxenes are highly fractured.  Calcite veins
formed by terrestrial weathering crosscut the specimens.  Classifica-
tion  and  mineralogy  (A. Jambon, UPVI; V. Sautter, MNHNP; Ph.
Gillet, ENSL):  pyroxenes are pigeonite, En48Fs39Wo13, and augite,
En36Fs32Wo32;  maskelynite  composition  is  An41.47Ab57.51Or2.
Geochemistry (J-A. Barrat, UAng and Ch. Göpel,IPGP):  bulk
composition in wt% is 0.81 TiO2, 6.83 Al2O3, 17.8 FeO*, 0.49 MnO,
9.51 MgO, 10.2 CaO, 1.28 Na2O, 0.13 K2O.  Trace elements, 77 ppm
Ni and a REE pattern similar to that of Shergotty and Zagami.  Key
element weight-ratios are FeO*/MnO ˜ 30, Na/Al ˜ 0.40, K/La of
500 and Ga/Al of 4.1 ×  10.4.  Abundances of Ba and Sr and the
Th/U ratio indicate that terrestrial weathering is minor.  Specimens:
type specimen, 16 g, ENSL; main mass, Fectay.

Northwest Africa 869 
Northwest Africa
Find: 2000 or 2001
Ordinary chondrite (L4-6) 
History: It is quite clear that meteorite collectors in Northwest Africa 
have discovered a large L chondrite strewnfield at an undisclosed location.  
At least 2 metric tons of material comprising thousands of individuals have 
been sold under the name NWA 869 in the marketplaces of Morocco and around the world.  
Individual masses are known to range from <1 g  to >20 kg.  
It is certain that NWA 869 is paired with other NWA meteorites, 
although no systematic survey has been done.  It is also possible that some 
stones sold as NWA 869 are not part of the same fall, although dealers are 
confident that most of the known masses are sufficiently distinctive from other 
NWA meteorites in terms of surface and internal appearance that the 
error rate should be fairly low.  Scientists are advised to confirm the classification 
of any specimens they obtain before publishing results under this name.  
Petrography, Composition and Classification: 
(A. Rubin, UCLA) A fragmental breccia of type 4-6 material; one thin section 
dominated by an L5 lithology gave olivine = Fa24.2.  
Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (L4-6); S3,W1. 
Type specimen:  A 189.3 g sample on deposit at UCLA.

Northwest Africa 960 (Provisional)
Morocco
Find (purchased December 2001)
Chondrite (Type 3, Anomalous)
History:  Purchased in 2001 December by Adam and Greg Hupé from a Moroccan dealer in Erfoud.  
Physical characteristics:  A single dark brown stone weighing 997 g.  
Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS; M. Zolensky, JSC): Very chondrule-rich (~80 vol.%), 
with a brown oxidized matrix.  Most chondrules (up to 3 mm in diameter, though most below 1 mm) 
are olivine-rich but some contain low Ca pyroxenes (Fs2-34, with a peak at Fs 2-3, average Fs10.46).  
Minor magnetite, troilite, pentlandite, chromite and glass.  No metal was observed.  
Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa2-29, with a peak at Fa2-3; average Fa9.63), low Ca pyroxene 
(Fs2-34, with a peak at Fs 2-3, average Fs10.46).  Oxygen Isotopes (R. Clayton, UChi): 
d18O = 7.50; d17O = 4.50; D17O = +0.54 per mil; (D. Rumble, CIW): 
analyses of two whole rock fragments by laser fluorination gave, 
respectively, d18O = 6.03, 6.04, 6.18; d17O = 3.74, 3.78, 3,83; D17O = +0.559, +0.592, +0.567 per mil.  
Although the D17O  values are near those for H chondrites, the d18O values are much higher, 
and the mineralogy of this specimen is very different from that of H chondrites.  
Classification:  Chondrite (Type 3, Anomalous), S1, W1-2. 
Specimens: A total of 23 g of sample and one polished thin section are on deposit at UWS.  
A. and G. Hupé hold the main mass.

Northwest Africa 969
Morocco
Purchased 2001 June/October
Ordinary chondrite (LL7)
A small stone was purchased from a Moroccan dealer by A. and
G. Hupé (Hupé) in 2001 June, and subsequently seven more
stones were purchased bringing the total weight to 463 g. Classification
and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Genomict
breccia consisting of angular clasts in a finer grained
matrix. Mostly olivine (Fa30.2-31.0, FeO/MnO = 57.7) exhibiting
120° grain junctions, with interstitial troilite and Fe-Ni metal
(30% Ni), and accessory orthopyroxene (Fs24.9-25.0Wo1.5-2.3, CaO
for 2 analyzed grains are 0.76 and 1.16 wt.%, FeO/MnO = 37.6),
chromite, chlorapatite, interstitial sodic feldspar (Ab85Or5), and
fine-grained intergrowth patches. Silicate minerals contain trains
of fluid inclusions. Rare relict chondrules are present. Oxygen
isotopes (D. Rumble, CIW): analyses of two whole rock fragments
by laser fluorination gave δ18O = +5.3 ± 0.1, δ17O = +4.0 ± 
0.1, ∆17O = +1.22 ± 0.03 per mil. Specimens: type specimen, 20
g, and three polished thin sections, UWS; main mass, Hupé.

Northwest Africa 974
Remlia, Morroco
Found 2001 April
Enstatite chondrite (E6)
A single stone was found by villagers within 25 km of Remlia,
Morocco, and was sold to a meteorite dealer in 2001 April.  The
original mass was 2250 g, but most of the rusty crust fell off and,
therefore, only 1784 g are preseved.  Classification and mineralogy
(A. Jambon,  UPVI):  no visible chondrules and no evidence for
melting; consists of anhedral enstatite (En>99) and kamacite
(Fe93Ni6Si1); minor phases include, plagioclase (Ab82), oldhamite,
daubreelite, alabandite,schreibersite,  troilite, graphite and silica.
Sulfides are oxidized to various degrees.  Shock stage, S4.  Based on
the abundance of kamacite, classification as EH is suggested; yet,
compositions of phases are not typical for EH chondrites and are
possibly related to the high petrologic rade.   Specimens:  type
specimen, 25 g, UPVI; main mass, Fectay.

Northwest Africa 998
Algeria or Morocco
Purchased 2001 September
Martian meteorite (nakhlite)
A. and G. Hupé (Hupé) purchased, from dealers at the Tucson Gem
and Mineral Show in 2002 February, the main mass from a 456 g
stone that had been acquired at an unspecified site in western Algeria
or eastern Morocco in 2001 September. Dimensions before cutting:
72 mm by 65 mm by 48 mm. Classification and mineralogy (A.
Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): a friable, dark green rock with minor
orange-brown alteration products that probably are of pre-terrestrial
origin. It is composed mainly of subhedral, olive-green, complexly
zoned subcalcic augite (Fs22Wo39) with subordinate yellow olivine
(Fa64), orthopyroxene (Fs49Wo4), interstitial plagioclase (Ab61Or4
containing 0.1 wt. % SrO, and exhibiting normal birefringence),
titanomagnetite, chlorapatite and pyrrhotite. The overall texture is
that of a hypabyssal, adcumulate igneous rock, and the apparent
crystallization sequence is olivine, orthopyroxene, titanomagnetite,
augite, apatite, plagioclase. There is a weak preferred orientation of
prismatic pyroxene crystals, many of which have very distinctive
zoning, with cores of augite surrounded by irregular, inverted pigeonite
rims (now consisting of orthopyroxene with fine augite lamellae).
Trains of tiny melt inclusions are present along healed
fractures within pyroxene; microprobe study confirms that most of
these are K-Na-Al-bearing silicate glass, but some are intergrowths
of glass and Fe-bearing carbonate, which may represent quenched
immiscible silicate-carbonate liquids. Symplectitic intergrowths of
titanomagnetite and low-Ca pyroxene are present at grain boundaries
between large, discrete olivine and titanomagnetite grains, but
are not present around chromian titanomagnetite inclusions within
olivine. These observations suggest that a pre-terrestrial oxidation
process produced the symplectites, and involved high temperature,
deuteric fluid infiltration along grain boundaries; such fluids also
may have produced the irregular pigeonitic rims on augite crystals.
Secondary (probably pre-terrestrial) ankeritic carbonate, K-feldspar
(some Fe-bearing), serpentine (?), calcite and a Ca sulfate are present
on grain boundaries and within cracks in augite. Oxygen isotope
composition (D. Rumble, CIW): replicate analyses of acidwashed
augite by laser fluorination gave ä18O = +3.9 ± 0.2‰; ä17O
= +2.4 ± 0.1‰; .17O = +0.30 ± 0.02‰. Specimens: type specimens,
20 g, UWS, 20 g, FMNH, and two polished thin sections, UWS;
main mass, Hupé.

Northwest Africa 1000
Morocco
Purchased 2001
Achondrite (eucrite)
One stone, which was probably recovered in Morocco, was purchased
by D. Gregory.  The stone has a reported total weight of 1200 g.
Mineralogy and classification (P. Warren, UCLA):  subophitic and
slightly variolitic (fan-spherulitic) texture with laths of plagioclase
(up to 4 mm long) and pyroxene (up to 5 mm).  Pyroxenes are zoned
from En68Wo4 to En16Wo26 with an offshoot from the main trend
toward En40Wo3 resulting from a reaction of early pigeonite with
intruded veins of fayalitic olivine (Fo16.25).  About half of the
plagioclase has been shock-altered to isotropic glass (maskelynite),
average An83 (range An75.86, n = 29).  Bulk composition and ratios
of Ga/Al = 0.020 and Fe/Mn = 38 support its classification as eucrite
(Warren, 2002).  Moderately weathered as shown by carbonate
veining. Specimens: type specimen, 22 g, and one thin section,
UCLA; main mass, Gregory.

Northwest Africa 1068
Morocco
Found 2001 April
Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite)
In 2001 April, meteorite hunters of the local team of "La Mémoire de
la Terre" recovered 23 stones (one large mass, 522 g, and 22 small
fragments, <20 g; total known mass, 576.77 g) in the Moroccan
Sahara.  Rocks are greenish-brown and partially coated by desert
varnish; no fusion crust; cracks filled with terrestrial calcium
carbonate.  Thin shock veins and small melt pockets are abundant.
Classification, mineralogy and bulk chemistry (J-A. Barrat, UAng;
A.  Jambon, UPVI;  M.  Bohn,  I-CB;  Ph.  Gillet, ENSL;  V.  Sautter,
MNHNP; Ch. Göpel, IPGP; M. Lesourd, SCIAM):  consists of olivine
(50  m to 2 mm) in a fine-grained groundmass (average grain size
~100  m) of euhedral to subhedral pyroxene crystals and interstitial
maskelynite; minor phases are chromite, Ti-chromite, ilmenite,
ulvöspinel, sulfides, merrillite, apatite, and a K-rich mesostasis;
impact melt pockets (up to 1.5 mm long) contain pyrrhotite spherules.
Modal abundances of impact melt pockets and calcite free areas:
52 vol% pyroxenes, 22% maskelynite, 21% olivine, 2% phosphates,
2% opaque oxides and sulfides, and 1% K-rich  mesostasis.
Mineralogy:  olivine (Fa28 to Fa58); pyroxenes:  pigeonite
(En57Wo5Fs28 to En40Wo13Fs47;  fe# (100  Fe/(Fe  +  Mg)  =
29.54 atom%) and augite (En55Wo21Fs24 to En35Wo28Fs36; fe# =
29.51 atom%) are present as separate crystals in roughly equal volume
proportions; maskelynite is zoned (An53Ab45Or2 to An49Ab48Or3)
but is locally An-poor (An35Ab57Or8); FeO-rich merrillite (FeO 1.3
to 2.8 wt%); apatites, Cl 0.5.2.5 wt% and F 1.1.6.4 wt%; chromite
have Ti-rich rims; ulvöspinels contain fine ilmenite lamellae (<1  m
thick).  An interstitial K-rich component, probably a shock-produced
glass of alkali feldspar and silica, is generally associated with Fe-Ti
oxides.  Bulk chemistry:  Al-poor ferroan basaltic rock, rich in MgO
Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 86 A163
with major element abundances similar to those reported for
EETA79001 lithology A.  Key element weight ratios are Fe/Mn =
45, Al/Ti = 6.6, Na/Ti = 1.83, and Na/Al = 0.28.  REE  pattern  is
similar to Shergotty, Zagami, and Los Angeles.  Specimens:  type
specimen, 20 g and 2 polished sections, ENSL; main mass, Fectay.

Northwest Africa 1109
Morocco
Purchased 2001 October/December
Achondrite (eucrite, polymict)
A. and G. Hupé (Hupé) purchased four stones totalling 2.54 kg from
a Moroccan dealer in 2001 October and December, but the total
weight of this material including that held by other collectors is
estimated to be nearly 6 kg. The stones show distinctive white and
grey mineral and lithic clasts in a light tan matrix Classification and
mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): polycrystalline clasts
include basaltic eucrite (ophitic texture, variable grain size, mainly
anorthite + pigeonite Wo16Fs57, FeO/MnO = 30); cumulate eucrite
(coarse grained, equigranular, mainly anorthite + exsolved pigeonite
with accessory silica); rare eucritic breccias and distinctive ferroan
intergrowths (fayalite + hedenbergite + silica ± troilite). Mineral
clasts include homogeneous pigeonite grains (Wo15Fs31, FeO/MnO
= 26), pigeonite grains with clinopyroxene exsolution lamellae
(FeO/MnO = 30-33), anorthitic plagioclase (Ab6-Ab10) and a silica
polymorph. Accessory minerals in clasts and matrix include ilmenite,
Fe metal, chromite, baddeleyite and apatite. Specimens: type
specimen, 20 g, and four polished thin sections, UWS; main mass,
Hupé.

Northwest Africa 1110
Morocco
Purchased 2001 November
Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite)
G. and A. Hupe (Hupe) received a small sample of this meteorite in
2001 September and bought the rest from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco
in 2001 November.  The weight of the total material purchased is 118 g.
The place of recovery is believed to be in Morocco.  Classification
and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS):  consists of olivine
phenocrysts  in  a  fine-grained  groundmass  of  complexly  zoned
pigeonite  and  homogenous  maskelynite,  Ab46Or2,  with  minor
ilmenite, Ti-magnetite and pyrrhotite.  Euhedral to subhedral olivine
has Mg-rich cores (Fa28, FeO/MnO = 50) and narrow Fe-rich rims
(Fa51, FeO/MnO = 53) and contains inclusions of chromite and glass;
augite (Fs33Wo21) occurs as rare inclusions in olivine; pigeonite is
zoned, Fs28Wo9 to Fs40Wo15 and FeO/MnO = 30; presence of rare
chlorapatite in mesostasis.  Secondary features include minor barite,
commonly associated with chromite inclusions in olivine; calcite, in
a crosscutting glass veinlet; and narrow zones of K-Al-bearing glass
or  clay  minerals  along  grain  boundaries  between  pyoxene  and
maskelynite.  Mineral composition indicates that this rock is possibly
paired with NWA 1068.  Specimens:  type specimen, 20 g and several
thin sections, UWS; main mass, Hupe.

Northwest Africa 1112
Morocco
Found 2001
Carbonaceous chondrite (CK5)
A 49 g complete stone was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco
October 2001. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J.
Wittke, NAU): well equilibrated, abundant matrix (~75 vol. %).
Matrix olivine, Fa30.1 (range Fa29.9-30.3), (0.46 wt % NiO);
plagioclase, An31.8Or4.1 (range An28.3–38); green diopside,
Fs9.6Wo45.2En45.2. Magnetite Cr2O3 and Al2O3 contents are lower
in abundance than in less equilibrated CKs, 3.87 wt % and 0.29
%, respectively, with TiO2, 0.27 %; MnO 0.18 %; NiO, 0.31%
and CoO, 0.14 %. Phosphate and Ni-, Co-rich pyrrhotite. The
meteorite is very fresh. Shock level S2. Specimens: type
specimen, 9.1 g NAU, main mass, Hupe. 

Northwest Africa 1150
Morocco
Purchased 2000
Achondrite (howardite)
A 67.1 g stone was purchased in Tagounite, Morocco, by a meteorite
collector.  Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke,
NAU):  modal analyses on 24 cm2 show that 93 vol% of the clasts are
diogenites, 7 vol% are basaltic eucrites.  Diogenitic pyroxenes range
from Fs28.1Wo2.5 to Fs7.8Wo11.3; plagioclase, An85.95 with ilmenite,
chromite and sulfides.  Eucrite pyroxenes range from Fs38Wo6 to
Fs47.4Wo16.7; plagioclase, An88.92, with chromite (TiO2 = 0.68.
3.48  wt%), troilite, and silica.  Low weathering grade, W1.
Specimens: type specimen, 21.1 g, and one thin section, NAU; main
mass is with the purchaser.

Northwest Africa 1052
Morocco
Found 2001
Acapulcoite
A stone of 22 g was bought in Erfoud (Morocco) by Matteo Chinellato.
Classification and mineralogy (G.Pratesi, V.Moggi-
Cecchi, L. Mancini, MSP: petrography and EMPA; G. Sighinolfi
and S. Lugli, UMo: EMPA): either thin section and type specimen
sample look to be composed by a fine grained aggregate. In thin
section it displays an granular texture with grains mainly represented
by olivine, pyroxene, Fe,Ni alloy and troilite and ranging
from 200 to 700 µm in dimensions. Olivine is homogeneous and
has a typical forsteritic composition, (Fa = 5.95 mol %); orthopyroxene
Fs = 7.60, Wo = 1.44 mol %. High Ca-pyroxene (Fs =
3.63, En = 51.11, Wo = 45.26, Al = 1.44 mol %) and plagioclase
(An = 13.73, Ab = 79.90, Or = 6.37 mol %) are also common.
Apart from silicates, major phases are metal and troilite. Accessory
phases include Na- and Ca-Merrillite and magnesiochromite
(Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.91; Fe:Mn:Mg ratios = 0.58:0.09:0.33). This
meteorite shows a recrystallization texture with abundant 120°
triple junctions and many interstices filled with metal. Based on
texture (fine-grained), mineralogy and chemistry (Cr content of
diopside varying from 1.18 to 1.43 wt. %) the meteorite is classified
as an acapulcoite. Terrestrial weathering grade is rather low
(W1); optical features (sharp extinction of olivine) indicate that
the sample is very weakly or not shocked (S1). Specimens: main
mass with buyer (Matteo Chinellato); type specimen (4.7 g) and 
thin section, MSP. 

Northwest Africa 1054
Morocco
Found 2001
Acapulcoite
A stone of 86 g was bought in Erfoud (Morocco) by an
anonymous dealer. Classification and mineralogy (G.Pratesi,
V.Moggi-Cecchi, L. Mancini, MSP: petrography and EMPA; G.
Sighinolfi and S. Lugli, UMo: EMPA): composed of a finegrained
aggregate. In thin section it displays an granular texture
with grains mainly represented by olivine, pyroxene, Fe,Ni alloy
and troilite and ranging from 200 to 700 µm in dimensions.
Olivine is homogeneous and has a typical forsteritic composition,
(Fa = 6.37 mol %); orthopyroxene is bronzitic (Fs = 7.77, Wo =
1.32 mol %). High Ca-pyroxene (Fs = 3.33, En = 51.23, Wo =
45.44, Al = 1.50 mol %) and plagioclase (An = 14.27, Ab =
79.47, Or = 6.25 mol %) are also common. Apart from silicates,
major phases are metal and troilite. Accessory phases include Na-
Merrillite and magnesiochromite (Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.96; Fe:Mn:Mg
ratios = 0.60:0.12:0.28). This meteorite shows a recrystallization
texture with abundant 120° triple junctions and many interstices
filled with metal. Based on texture (fine grained), mineralogy and
chemistry (Cr content of diopside varying from 1.17 to 1.35 wt.
%) the meteorite is classified as an acapulcoite. Terrestrial
weathering grade is rather low (W1); optical features (sharp
extinction of olivine) indicate that the sample is very weakly or
not shocked (S1). The meteorite may be paired with NWA 1052.
Specimens: main mass with buyer; type specimen (17.9 g) and
thin section, MSP. 

Northwest Africa 1180
Morocco
Found 2000
Carbonaceous chondrite (CR2)
Eight fully to mostly crusted stones, weighing a total of 1705 g, were
purchased in Rissani (2001).  The local finders say that these stones
defined a strewnfield ~1.5 km long and within a few kilometers of
Zagora.  Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU):
chondrules account for 63 vol%; small chondrules (<1.5 mm) tend to
be round and metal-poor, large chondrules (<4.0  mm) are mostly
irregularly shaped with abundant metal (kamacite = 5.2.6.0 wt% Ni).
Olivine, Fa1.3.2.1; orthopyroxene, Fs2.2.3.2Wo0.8; plagioclase, An95.97;
pyrrhotite (Ni = 1.4 wt%); phyllosilicates, serpentine-greenalite series
(Mg > Fe); chondrule and matrix glasses are Mg, Al-rich, Na, K-poor;
fine-grained (<0.05  mm) refractory inclusions contain diopside
(Wo49.52, Fs1), spinel (FeO = 0.25 wt%), and gehlenite.  Shock stage,
S1; weathering grade, W2. Specimens: type specimen, 19.7 g and
one thin section, NAU; main mass is with the purchaser.

Northwest Africa 1181
Morocco
Found 2001
Achondrite (polymict eucrite)
A 3279 g, crusted stone was purchased in Rissani, in 2001.
Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU):  modal
analyses (area of 34 cm2), eucritic basalts, 94 vol%; shock melt clasts,
4 vol%, diogenites, 2 vol%.  At least 34 different eucrite clasts were
observed that range from  micro-ophitic/subophitic (<0.1  mm) to
cumulate to very coarse-grained gabbroic(3.7  mm).  Gabbro
pyroxenes are predominantly 2.5 mm in size, subcalcic ferroaugites
(TiO2, 0.9 to 2.1 wt%) with 3.6 mm plagioclase, An92; ilmenite,
chromite (Al2O3 = 9.2 wt%), and acicular crystals of tridymite up to
7 mm in length.  Shock stage, S2; weathering grade, variable, W1 to
W2.  Specimens:  type specimen, 18.4 g and three thin sections, NAU;
main mass is with the purchaser.

Northwest Africa 1182
Morocco
Found 1999
Achondrite (howardite)
A 780 g, mostly crusted specimen, was purchased in Morocco in
2000.  Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU):
medium clast size (<1.5 cm); clast modal analyses of 22 cm2 yield:
diogenites, 82 vol%; ophitic to subophitic basalts, 12%; shock melt,
4%; others, 2%.  Diogenite clasts, orthopyroxene (Fs24Wo1.5)
predominant over pigeonite (Fs30Wo8), plagioclase, An96, ilmenite,
chromite and pyrrhotite.  Shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W1.
Specimens:  type specimen, 20.3 g and one thin section, NAU; main
mass is with the purchaser.

Northwest Africa 1195
Morocco
Purchased 2002 March/April
Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite)
A. and G. Hupé (Hupé) purchased a 50 g fragment of a broken stone
with a distinctive, thin weathering rind collected by nomads near
Safsaf, Morocco in 2002 March, and subsequently purchased the
remainder of the same elongated stone (total weight 315 g). Dimensions
of the reassembled stone are 133 mm × 43 mm × 37 mm. Classification
and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): olivine
megacrysts (up to 4 mm) are set in a groundmass of low-Ca pyroxene
and maskelynite (Ab37Or0.5 to Ab41Or0.7) with minor Tichromite,
pyrrhotite, ilmenite and Mg-bearing merrillite. The euhedral
to subhedral shapes of most of the olivine grains suggest that
they are phenocrysts rather than xenocrysts. Olivine exhibits strong
compositional zoning (cores Fa19, FeO/MnO = 54; rims Fa40,
FeO/MnO = 62), and contains abundant inclusions of chromite,
clinopyroxene, orthopyroxene and pyrrhotite. The groundmass low-
Ca pyroxenes are zoned from cores of pigeonite (Wo7Fs26,
FeO/MnO = 37.1) or, less commonly, orthopyroxene (Wo4Fs23,
FeO/MnO = 37.0) to rims of more Fe-rich pigeonite (Wo12Fs33,
FeO/MnO = 36.6). Occurring very rarely on groundmass pyroxene
grains are patchy overgrowths of an Fe-rich mineral (possibly related
to chamosite or chlorite, with 35 wt. % FeO, 5 wt. % Al2O3,
1.5 wt. % MgO and a low oxide sum of 85 wt. %, suggesting the
presence of water or hydroxyl). Calcite occurs sparsely along grain
boundaries and as thin veinlets. Texture and mineral compositions
are similar to those in olivine-phyric basaltic shergottite DaG
476/670, but olivine is much more magnesian than in other olivinephyric
basaltic shergottites SaU 005/008 and NWA 1068/1110.
Specimens: type specimen, 20 g, and two polished thin sections,
UWS; main mass, Hupé

Northwest Africa 1235
Northwest Africa
Found 2000
Enstatite achondrite (possibly anomalous aubrite)
The 80 g individual has a dark brown fusion crust.  Mineralogy and
description (C. A. Lorenz, Vernad):  medium-grained subophitic rock
consisting of Fe-poor enstatite, En99Wo1 (76  vol%), feldspar
An74.8.95.6Or0.6.6.8 (8 vol%), minor silica (1 vol%) and 15 vol% of
Si-bearing Fe metal, schreibersite, Cr-bearing troilite and rust.
Accessory minerals are oldhamite, ferromagnesian alabandite,
sphalerite, Fe-Ni metal, taenite, carbon phase, Fe-Ni-Cralloy,
Sb- and Ag-sulfides.  The meteorite bears some similarities with Itqiy.
Shock stage is S2/3, weathering stage is W3/4.  Specimens:  type
specimen, 16.6 g and two polished thin sections, Vernad; main mass
is with the anonymous finder.

Northwest Africa 1239
Northwest Africa
Found 2001
Achondrite (diogenite)
A single stone of 237 g was bought in Zagora in 2001 May.  The
meteorite is a polymict breccia that contains more than 90 vol%
orthopyroxene fragments.  Classification and mineralogy (J-A. Barrat,
A164 Russell et al.
UAng; M. Bohn, I-CB; V. Sautter, MNHNP; Ph. Gillet, ENSL):  typical
orthopyoxene, En70.72Wo2 (FeO/MnO molar = 32), but many more
ferroan grains exist, contains inverted pyroxenes of eucritic origin,
Fs27Wo45 to Fs64Wo2 and Fs22Wo44 to Fs51Wo1 (two grains), calcic
plagioclase, An94-An81, olivine, Fa40.Fa55, metal, pure Fe and FeNi,
and troilite.  Specimens:  type specimen, 22 g and one polished thin
section, ENSL; main mass is with the anonymous purchaser.

Northwest Africa 1240
Northwest Africa
Found 2001
Achondrite (eucrite, anomalous)
A single stone of 98 g was bought in Zagora in 2001 November.
Classification and mineralogy (J-A. Barrat, UAng; A. Jambon, UPVI;
M. Bohn, I-CB; V. Sautter, MNHNP; Ph. Gillet, ENSL; Ch. Göpel,
IPGP; F. Keller, LGCA): the meteorite has the texture of an
unbrecciated achondrite consisting of skeletal low-Ca pyroxene
phenocrysts in a variolitic (fan-spherulitic) mesostasis of pyroxenes,
plagioclase, and accessory skeletal chromite, iron, silica, fayalite,
troilite and phosphate.  The rock resembles some Apollo 15 pigeonite
basalts but mineral and bulk rock compositions indicate a relationship
to eucrites.  Pyroxenes (FeO/MnO molar = 31, n = 540) are
unequilibrated and comprise a compositional range wider than in any
other HED meteorite with phenocryst cores, En76Fs22.1Wo1.9, and
mesostasis pyroxenes (pyroxferroite?), En0.3Fs83.4Wo16.3;
plagioclase, An90.9 (n = 122), range, An88 to An92.  Bulk composition:
Mg-rich Kapoeta-like clasts; slightly depleted in light REEs similar
to the cumulate eucrite Moore County; possibly an impact-melted
cumulate eucrite.  Specimens:  type specimen, 17 g and one polished
thin section, ENSL; main mass is with the anonymous purchaser.

Northwest Africa 1241 ........................~27°N, ~16°E
Libya
Found 2001 August 11
Achondrite (ureilite)
A single stone of 282 g was found by an anonymous finder in the
Libyan desert.  Classification and mineralogy (F. Wlotzka, MPI, and
M. Kurz, Kurz):  coarse olivine and pigeonite grains (up to 1 mm)
are set in a pavement texture of smaller olivines containing finely
dispersed metal grains.  Coarser white reflecting grains are suessite,
(Fe,Ni)3Si, with 13 wt% Si, 2.5 wt% Ni (range 1.4 wt%), and 1.1 wt%
Cr.  This mineral is abundant and occurs in blocky grains or interstial
vein-like forms.  No kamacite and no troilite were found.  Olivine
cores, Fa17.20 (0.7.1.7 wt% Cr2O3, 0.2.0.6 wt% CaO), rims are
reduced to Fa1.10; pigeonite, Fs4.22Wo4.15En74.87, and 0.6.1.2 wt%
Cr2O3.  Carbonaceous matrix is rare, graphite occurs in fine-grained
patches.  The stone is, in contrast to North Haig, not brecciated.
Weathering is minor, except for carbonate and oxide veins.
Specimens:  type specimen, 20.5 g, MPI; main mass is with the
anonymous finder.

Northwest Africa 1242
Gillio, Libya
Found 1985
Mesosiderite
Two fully ablated pieces of a mesosiderite (total known weight ~7 kg)
were found near the village of Gillio by unknown oil exploration
workers and put into service as bookends for 13 years.  Purchased in
1998 by an anonymous dealer.  Reports of a strewn field are presently
unconfirmed.  Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke,
NAU):  type 2A; contains scarce, metal nodules up to 19 mm in
diameter;  Mg-rich pyroxene overgrowths on Ca-pyroxene clasts;
moderate resorption of plagioclase.  Orthopyroxene (Fs33Wo3)
replaces pigeonite (Fs34Wo8) and exsolved augite (Fs43Wo42);
plagioclase (An92); pyrrhotite, chromite (Al2O3 = 8.4 wt%);
kamacite, 5.8 wt% Ni; rare taenite (42 wt% Ni), silica and
phosphate.  Shock stage, S1; weathering grade, W0.  Specimens:
type specimen, 20.2 g thin section, NAU; main mass is with the
anonymous purchaser.

Northwest Africa 1284
Morocco
Found 2001
Carbonaceous chondrite (CK4/5)
A 56 g stone was purchased in Erfoud in October 2001.
Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU):
mostly recrystallized olivine-rich matrix with poorly crystallized
plagioclase (mottled extinction, low birefringence, and up to 0.12
wt % NiO). Matrix olivine, Fa31.5 (range, Fa31.1-32.0) (0.45 wt %
NiO); plagioclase, An51.8Or5 (range An44.5 – 63.1); magnetite, 4.6
wt % Cr2O3; 1.62 % Al2O3; 0.31 % NiO; 0.37 % TiO2; 0.25 %
CoO and 0.17 % MnO. Contains minor pentlandite, pyrrhotite, 
and phosphate. Low degree of weathering and shock level, S2.
Specimens: 11.3 g, NAU; main mass, Hupe. 

Northwest Africa 1296
Morocco
Found 2001 spring
Achondrite (angrite)
The single stone weighs 810 g and appears quite fresh with a very
thin and shiny, dark-grey, typical fusion crust. It was found in Morocco
in spring 2001 by an anonymous finder and afterwards bought
by a dealer in Bouarfa (Morocco). Petrography, mineralogy, chemistry
and classification (A. Jambon, UPVI; J.-A. Barrat, UAng; O.
Boudouma, UPVI): The rock has a fine-grained magmatic texture,
indicating rapid cooling, and is significantly different from other
angrites. Numerous small vesicles are present, some of which filled
with carbonate. Olivine (˜ Fo50) was the first phase to crystallize, as
feathery chains a few micrometers in thickness. It is closely associated
with anorthite (An98-100) overgrowing the olivine crystals. These
composite chains are separated from one another by intergrown
elongated fassaitic pyroxenes. Both olivine and pyroxene are normally
zoned up to mg# <0.01. The most magnesian pyroxene and
olivine have mg# of 0.52. The Fe-rich olivines also contain up to 12
wt. % CaO, a typical feature of angrites; they appeared after plagioclase
crystallization stopped at the end of the crystallization sequence
when co-crystallization of olivine with sub-calcic
kirschsteinite is observed. Minor phases are pyrrhotite, Caphosphate,
a silico-phosphate similar to that found in d'Orbigny and
titanomagnetite. The bulk rock analysis is that of a typical angrite
like d'Orbigny or Sahara 99555, with a (Ca/Al)CI of 1.52. Extensive
trace element data confirm that alkali elements are strongly depleted.
Ba is slightly enriched probably as a result of terrestrial alteration;
Sr is not. All refractory lithophile incompatible elements exhibit a
flat chondrite normalized pattern with an enrichment of 13 × CI.
Specimens: main mass, Moroccan Import, Asnières, France; type
specimen, 49 g, UPVI.

Northwest Africa 1457
Morocco
Purchased 2001 December
Achondrite (winonaite)
Seven small stones with a total weight of 52 g were purchased from
a Moroccan dealer by A. and G. Hupé (Hupé) in 2001 December.
Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS):
medium-grained, equilibrated metamorphic texture with triple junctions
among mineral grains. Abundant enstatite (Fs6Wo1.5,
FeO/MnO = 15) and forsteritic olivine (Fa5, FeO/MnO = 18) with
subordinate diopside (Fs2.8Wo44, FeO/MnO = 8), sodic plagioclase
(Ab82Or4), Ni-poor Fe-Ni metal, troilite, schreibersite, Cr-rich
chromite and Cl-rich apatite. Daubreelite occurs as blades within
some troilite grains. Rare chromite grains (up to 20  m; 66 wt.%
Cr2O3; Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.870; Mg/(Mg+Fe) = 0.682) are associated
with troilite. Grain boundaries are veined by heterogeneous Ni-free
iron oxides and/or hydroxides. Oxygen isotope composition (D.
Rumble, CIW): analyses of two whole rock fragments by laser fluorination
gave d18O = +5.1 ± 0.1‰; d17O = +2.3 ± 0.1‰; .17O =
-0.40 ± 0.03‰. The texture, mineralogy and oxygen isotopic composition
of this sample match the criteria for winonaites given by
Benedix et al. (1998). Specimens: type specimen, 10 g, and one
polished thin section, UWS; main mass, Hupé.

Northwest Africa 1459
Morocco
Purchased 2002 March
Achondrite (diogenite, olivine-bearing)
A small complete stone (49 g) found near Iriqui, Morocco was purchased
from a Moroccan dealer by A. and G. Hupé (Hupé) in 2002
March. The interior of the stone is dark yellow-green, and the exterior
is coated by a thin, weathered fusion crust with protruding subhedral
chromite grains (up to 4 mm). Classification and mineralogy
(A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Coarse-grained cataclastic protogranular
texture. Subequal amounts of orthopyroxene (Fs28Wo4.7 to
Fs30Wo6.5, FeO/MnO = 28-32) and olivine (Fa36; FeO/MnO = 46.5),
with minor chromite (Cr/(Cr+Al) =0.62 cores to 0.66 rims), anorthitic
plagioclase (Ab6.8-Ab9.3), troilite, and metal (0.06 wt.% Ni).
Some orthopyroxene grains (up to 10 mm) have sparse exsolution
lamellae of clinopyroxene (Fs10Wo46 to Fs11Wo45, FeO/MnO = 28-
32). Some olivine grains (up to 8 mm) have multiple tilt-boundaries.
Irregular areas along grain boundaries are composed of symplectitic
intergrowths of chromite and orthopyroxene. Oxygen isotope composition
(D. Rumble, CIW): d18O = +3.62 ± 0.02‰; d17O = +1.72 ±
0.04‰; .17O = -0.19 ± 0.02‰. Specimens: type specimen, 10 g,
and one polished thin section, UWS; main mass, Hupé.

Northwest Africa 1465
Western Sahara
Found 2001
Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)
Many pieces totaling 3000 g and mostly covered with fusion
crust were found in 2001 by an anonymous finder in the Western
Saharan desert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake,
MNB and M. Kurz, Kurz): a type 3 carbonaceous chondrite with
chondrules, mineral fragments, and refractory objects in a compact
anhydrous matrix of Fe-rich olivine (Fa43-57.6), Ca-rich pyroxene,
enstatite, forsterite, troilite, magnetite, FeNi-metal, and
weathering products; olivine, Fa5.5 (range Fa0.4-41.9); pyroxene,
Fs2.8 (range Fs0.8-5.5); shows a strong foliation defined by flattened
chondrules and refractory objects; the sample contains cmsized
Ca,Al-rich inclusions and large inclusions of dark material;
oxygen isotope composition of the bulk meteorite (R. Clayton
and T. Mayeda, UChi): δ18O = 4.89, δ17O = 0.71 per mil; oxygen
isotope composition of dark material, δ18O = 13.08, δ17O = 5.83
per mil., is not in equilibrium with the host meteorite. Shock
stage, S4; degree of weathering, W3. Specimens: type specimen,
21.8 g, and one polished thin section, MNB; main mass with
anonymous finder.
See also Greshake et al (2003), LPSC 34, #1559

Northwest Africa 1500
Morocco?
Purchased 2000
Achondrite (ureilite)
A nearly complete individual of about 3.3 kg with fusion crust
patches was bought by meteorite hunters in Zagora in 2000. During
the Tucson mineral show it was sold to a mineral dealer and traded
to R. Bartoschewitz in April 2002. Mineralogy and classification (R.
Bartoschewitz, Bart; F. Wlotzka, MPI): This monomict rock has a
typical ureilite texture of equigranular olivines (0.2-0.5 mm, Fo72,
CaO and Cr2O3 < 0.1%) set in black vein material with finely dispersed
metal. Minor components are augite (Wo45En44) and orthopy-
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roxene (Wo2.2En70), plagioclase (An37), chromite (0.2-0.3 mm, 5%
MgO, 12% Al2O3) and metal (1.5% Ni, 0.3% Si). The plagioclase
grains are 0.5 to 3 mm across and in igneous contact with olivine,
the larger ones poikilitically enclose rounded olivine grains. Oxygen
isotope composition (R.N. Clayton and T. Mayeda, UChi): ä18O =
+4.56‰; ä17O = +1.58‰ plot away from other ureilites. But .17O
versus mg-number extends the ureilite trend. Specimens: type specimen,
20 g MPI; main mass, Bart.

Northwest Africa 1569
Morocco
Found 2000
Achondrite (ureilite)
A 614 g partially crusted stone was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco
in 2001. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke,
NAU): typical ureilite texture; olivine grain size up to 1.5 mm with
triple junctions, poorly developed lineation, low-Ni metal (mostly
oxidized) interstitial to olivine; low-Ca pyroxene is <1 mm and
tends to occur in clusters with interstitial carbonaceous matter. Olivine
cores are Fa18, dusty rims are reduced to Fs10; (Cr2O3 up to 0.62
wt. %; CaO up to 0.41 wt. %); low-Ca pyroxene is Fs18Wo8 to
Fs23Wo9; metal, 0.47 to 5.3 wt. % Ni, 0.55 wt % Cr2O3, 0.4 wt. % P
and 0.29 wt. % Si; sulfides contain up to 1.4 wt. % Cr. Shock level,
S2; weathering grade, W1. Specimens: main mass with anonymous
buyer; type specimen, 20.5 g, and thin section, NAU.

Northwest Africa 1583
Northwest Africa
Found 2001/2002 winter
Rumuruti chondrite (R3.9)
Several small pieces totalling 78 g were found in winter 2001/2002
by an anonymous finder in the Western Sahara. Classification and
mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB; M. Kurz, Kurz): an unbrecciated
type 3.9 R chondrite; olivine, Fa37.3±2.6 (range Fa28.2-40.2); low-Ca
pyroxene, Fs18.0±4.6 (range Fs12.4-25.3); augite, Fs8.2-10.2Wo30.2-48.4;
plagioclase, An7.8-12.1; shock stage, S2; degree of weathering, W1/2.
Main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 15.6 g plus one
polished thin section MNB.

Northwest Africa 1585
The total know weight and type specimen weight were listed
incorrectly in Meteoritical Bulletin 87 (2003). The correct
weights are 26.5g and ~6g, respectively.

Northwest Africa 1586
Northwest Africa
Found 2002 June
Achondrite (ureilite)
A 400 g stone was collected by nomads in the Sahara and later on
purchased from a dealer in Morocco. Classification and mineralogy
(S. Singletary, MIT): typical monomict ureilite texture with abundant
triple junctions and curved intergranular boundaries. Grain
sizes are 1-2 mm on average. Mineral modes are 75% olivine, 25%
pyroxene. Homogeneous olivine cores (Fo79, n=61) have reduction
rims that contain finely dispersed grains of metal and olivine (Fo97).
The predominant pyroxene is pigeonite with mg# of 80 and Wo11
(n=103). Pigeonite grains have "swaths" (melt veins?) that contain a
metal and three-pyroxene assemblage consisting of augite (mg# 90,
Wo32, n=17), orthopyroxene (mg# 86, Wo5, n=8) and pigeonite
(mg# 86, Wo9, n=6). Specimens: main mass, Bessey; type specimen,
21.9 g, and one thin section, TCU.

Northwest Africa 1617
Morocco
Purchased 2002 June
Achondrite (winonaite)
A small complete stone (23 g) was purchased in Agadir by a
Moroccan dealer for N. Oakes (Oakes) in 2002 June. Classification
and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Mediumgrained,
equilibrated texture with triple junctions among mineral
grains. Mostly magnesian low-Ca pyroxene (Wo2.2Fs11.2,
FeO/MnO = 13) and forsteritic olivine (Fa11.6, FeO/MnO = 24)
with Fe-Ni metal (5-10 wt% Ni), chromite (61-62 wt.% Cr2O3;
Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 88 3 PROVISIONAL
Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.878-0.904; Mg/(Mg+Fe)= 0.341-0.319; associated
with troilite and interstitial sodic feldspar (Ab81Or3). Limonite
and minor calcite along grain boundaries presumably are
products of terrestrial weathering. Oxygen isotopes (D. Rumble,
CIW): replicate analyses of acid-washed fragments by laser fluorination
gave δ18O = 5.06, δ17O = 1.85, ∆17O = -0.86 ± 0.02 per
mil. This sample is a FeO-rich member of the winonaite group.
Specimens: type specimen, 4.5 g, and one polished thin section,
UWS; main mass, Oakes.

Northwest Africa 1628
Northwest Africa
Found 2003
Carbonaceous chondrite (CK)
A 35.7 g stone was purchased in Rissani, Morocco in September
2003. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke,
NAU): Partially shock-melted/crystallized CK (S3-6) of
undeterminable petrologic grade. Cataclastic matrix consists of a
massive network of small-grained olivine (Fa31) with many
microns-size magnetite inclusions (Cr2O3, 0.57 wt. %; Al2O3, 3.1
wt. %) and plagioclase (An29.3). Several chondrules with thick,
fine-grained rims, are mantled with quench-form, alumina-rich
(5.6 wt. %), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs23.2En76.8), set in Ca-rich
mesostasis. Many other chondrules also show characteristics of
partial melting. Moderate weathering grade. Specimens: 7.8 g,
NAU; main mass, Oakes 

Northwest Africa 1644
Morocco
Purchased 2001 spring
Achondrite (eucrite, polymict)
A mass of 214 g was purchased by Bessey from a dealer in Morocco.
Mineralogy and classification (S. Singletary, MIT): brecciated texture
with several large lithic and mineral clasts in a fragmental matrix.
The clasts resemble diogenites, cumulate and basaltic eucrites
in mineral composition and texture. Medium-grained cumulate
eucrite clasts of ophitic texture consist of plagioclase (An91-94) and
pigeonite (Wo5-10, En37-52), minor orthopyroxene (Wo3, En53) and
Ti-rich chromite. Basaltic eucrite clasts with a sub-ophitic texture
contain extremely iron-rich augite (possibly pyroxferroite; Wo16-31,
En3-8), plagioclase (An82-87), a silica phase and Ti-rich chromite.
Sparse (< 5 vol%) diogenitic clasts consist of orthopyroxene (Wo2-
5). Pyroxene Fe/Mn range from 27-33. The possible pyroxferroite
grains have Fe/Mn 27-45. Matrix is pyroxene (pigeonite, augite and
orthopyroxene), minor olivine, Fe-rich sulfides, Ti-rich chromite
and rare spherules of glass; one zircon grain was observed; one
symplectitic grain composed of silica, augite and fayalite is interpreted
to be the result of pyroxferroite break-down. Specimens, type
specimen, 20 g, TCU; main mass, Bessey

Northwest Africa 1645
Morocco
Purchased 2002 April
Mesosiderite
A very fresh, complete stony-iron meteorite of 129 g was purchased
from a dealer in Rissani by M. Farmer (Farmer) in 2002
April. Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner,
UWS): Medium-grained, relatively homogeneous assemblage of
orthopyroxene (45%), plagioclase (15%), metal (20%), troilite
(12%), chromite (8%) and accessory merrillite, with an unbrecciated,
plutonic igneous texture. The two-phase Fe-Ni metal grains
consist of rounded regions of taenite (30 wt% Ni) within kamacite
(5 wt% Ni). Compositions of orthopyroxene (Fs29.8-31.0Wo3.1-
3.5, FeO/MnO = 26.9-30.3) and plagioclase (An89.7-90.5Or0.3-0.6) are
consistent with those in mesosiderites assigned to class B. Oxygen
isotopes (D. Rumble, CIW): replicate analyses of acidwashed
silicate material by laser fluorination gave δ18O = 3.79,
δ17O = 1.76, ∆17O = -0.25 ± 0.02 per mil. Specimens: type
specimens, 20 g and one polished thin section, UWS; main mass,
Farmer.

Northwest Africa 1646
Morocco
Purchased 2002 October
Achondrite (eucrite, cumulate)
A complete fusion-crusted stone (259 g) was purchased from a Moroccan
dealer by A. and G. Hupé (Hupé). Classification and mineralogy
(A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Fine-grained with clasts of
anorthite, exsolved pigeonite, chromite, ilmenite, metal, troilite and
silica in a complex matrix which has the texture of a eutectoid melt
of plagioclase + pyroxene. FeO/MnO is 32.8 for orthopyroxene and
34.8 for clinopyroxene. Veinlets of glass probably are quenched
impact melt. Specimens: type specimen, 20 g, and one polished thin
section, UWS; main mass, Hupé.

Northwest Africa 1647
Morocco
Purchased 2002 September
Achondrite (eucrite)
A complete fusion-crusted stone (313 g) acquired from a Moroccan
dealer was subsequently purchased at the Denver Mineral Show in
2002 September by A. and G. Hupé (Hupé). Classification and mineralogy
(A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): fine grained with subophitic
texture; most grains are fractured. Composed of a single
lithology that has cross-cutting veinlets of very fine grained, comminuted
crystalline debris. Anorthite laths (Ab5), exsolved pigeonite
(clinopyroxene lamellae in orthopyroxene), some larger orthopyroxene
grains, silica polymorph, ilmenite, troilite and chromite. Minor
calcite occurs in a veinlet. Mineral composition: orthopyroxene
(Wo2.3Fs61.7, FeO/MnO = 32.0) and clinopyroxene (Wo43.8Fs22.8,
FeO/MnO = 29.6). Specimens: type specimen, 20 g, and one polished
thin section, UWS; main mass, Hupé.

Northwest Africa 1648
Morocco
Purchased 2002 October
Achondrite (diogenite, polymict)
A complete fusion-crusted stone (803 g) was purchased from a Moroccan
dealer by A. and G. Hupé (Hupé). Classification and mineralogy
(A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Heterogeneous breccia
composed of multiple clast types of varying size. Angular mineral
clasts are predominantly orthopyroxene with subordinate anorthite
(Ab5), silica polymorph, exsolved pigeonite, ilmenite and troilite.
The orthopyroxene clasts are very homogeneous and have very low
Ca contents, but range widely in Fe/Mg ratio (FeO = 12.6-22.5
wt.%, FeO/MnO = 28.2-34.8), suggesting multiple diogenitic parent
rocks. Sparse polycrystalline clasts include cumulate eucrites, basal-
14 S. S. Russell et al.
tic eucrites, a quench-textured clast consisting of dendritic olivine
grains in glass, and fine grained ferroan inter-growths (breakdown
of former pyroxferroite) composed of hedenbergite + fayalite + silica
± ilmenite ± troilite attached to anorthite laths. Breccia consisting
of various diogenites (>80% by volume), sparse cumulate
eucrites and rare basaltic eucrites. Specimens: type specimen, 22 g,
and thin section, UWS; main mass, Hupé.

Northwest Africa 1649
Morocco
Purchased 2002 October
Achondrite (eucrite, polymict)
A complete fusion-crusted stone of 70.8 g was purchased from a
Moroccan dealer by A. and G. Hupé (Hupé). Classification and
mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Clasts of cumulate
eucrite debris, composed of anorthite, exsolved pigeonite, silica,
troilite, Ni-poor Fe metal and rare ilmenite. Sparse (<5% by
volume) clasts of diogenitic orthopyroxene (Fs20.1Wo1.2,
FeO/MnO = 29.2) and rare, small basaltic eucrite clasts. Unique
components include a large (4mm x 6mm) quench-textured
eucritic rock (composed of glass plus elongate, skeletal low-Ca
pyroxene grains with more Fe-rich rims) and a fine grained ferroan
intergrowth (breakdown of former pyroxferroite) consisting
of fayalite+hedenbergite+silica in a polygonal texture. Specimens:
type specimen, 15 g, and one polished thin section, UWS;
main mass, Hupé.

Northwest Africa 1650
Morocco
Purchased 2002 October
Achondrite (eucrite, polymict)
A complete fusion-crusted stone of 39 g was purchased from a
Moroccan dealer by A. and G. Hupé (Hupé). Classification and
mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Breccia composed
mainly of crystal fragments of exsolved pigeonite, anorthite,
chromite, ilmenite and rare silica and one large (4 mm) orthopyroxene
grain (Fs46.5Wo3.3, FeO/MnO = 36.7) in a recrystallized
matrix of the same minerals. Polycrystalline clasts include sparse
basaltic eucrites and a cumulate eucrite. Specimens: type specimen,
8 g, and one polished thin section, UWS; main mass, Hupé.

Northwest Africa 1653
Northwest Africa
Found 2002
Achondrite (howardite)
A single stone of 376 g partly covered by fusion crust was found in
2002 by an anonymous finder in the Western Saharan desert and
purchased in Zagora in 2002. Classification and mineralogy (A.
Greshake, MNB; M. Kurz, Kurz): basaltic eucrite and diogenitic
clasts are set into a clastic matrix; dark impact melt fragments are
abundant and often show quench textures with radial or skeletal
shaped aggregates; eucrite clasts contain plagioclase, An91.9 (range
An86.2-95.7); pigeonite, Fs35.8-59.2Wo5.8-17.6 and augite, Fs29.9-55.6Wo22.8-
31.1; minor phases include silica, chromite, and ilmenite; diogenite
clasts are composed mainly of orthopyroxene, Fs25-41.4Wo3.1-4.9 and
olivine, Fa27.7 (range Fa26.2-30.2); chromite and ilmenite are among
the accessory phases; low degree of shock; low degree of weathering.
Main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 21.0 g plus
two polished thin sections MNB.

Northwest Africa 1654
Northwest Africa
Found 2002
Achondrite (eucrite)
A single stone of 49 g partly covered by fusion crust was found in
2002 by an anonymous finder in the Western Saharan desert and
purchased in Zagora in 2002. Classification and mineralogy (A.
Greshake, MNB; M. Kurz, Kurz): the meteorite is dominated by a
recrystallized matrix of 10-20  m-sized plagioclase, pigeonite with
augite exsolution lamellae, and opaque phases; embedded into the
matrix are large mineral fragments of plagioclase and Ca-pyroxene
and basaltic clasts; plagioclase contains pigeonite and troilite inclusions;
plagioclase composition, An88.5 (range An85.2-92.3); pigeonite
composition, Fs50.3-60.6Wo5.6-15.2; augite composition, Fs29.7-
47.4Wo20.2-41.5; minor phases include orthopyroxene (Fs57.9Wo4.3),
silica, ilmenite, troilite, and Al-Ti-chromite. A low degree of shock
and only a moderate degree of weathering. Main mass with the
anonymous finder; type specimen, 11.3 g plus one polished thin
section, MNB.

Northwest Africa 1658
Northwest Africa
Found 2002
Ordinary chondrite (L3-6)
Six individual stones totalling 1345.5 g were found in 2002 by an
anonymous finder in the Western Sahara and purchased in Zagora in
2002. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB; M. Kurz,
Kurz): a brecciated meteorite partly covered by fusion crust; it consists
of light-grey, dark-grey and almost black angular clasts of different
petrologic types. The black fragments resemble impact melt
clasts; unequilibrated fragments: olivine composition, Fa2-24.2; pyroxene
composition, Fs8.2-18.8; equilibrated fragments: olivine composition,
Fa23.8; pyroxene composition, Fs19.8; moderate shock stage,
S3/4; a low degree of weathering, grade W1. Main mass with the
anonymous finder; type specimen, 20.5 g plus one polished thin
section, MNB.

Northwest Africa 1664 ......................~29°23' N, ~3°11' W
Algeria
Find 2002
Achondrite (howardite)
A very fresh, fully fusion-crusted single stone of 6310 g was found
by local people in the desert of the Hamadah Tounassine region in
Algeria near the town Tabelbala. Later on, it was purchased by A.
Pani (Pani). Mineralogy and classification (F. Brandstätter and C.
Lorenz, NHMV): the meteorite is a polymict breccia consisting
mainly of mineral fragments, lithic clasts (diogenitic and eucritic),
chondrule-like objects and (devitrified) glass fragments embedded in
a fine-grained clastic matrix. Pyroxenes (En13-80Wo1-40) and feldspars
(An80-95) cover the compositional range typical for howardites.
In places, chondrule-like objects and glass fragments have sizes up
to 1 cm. Specimens, type specimen, 258 g, NHMV; main mass, Pani.

Northwest Africa 1665
Northwest Africa
Found 2002
Carbonaceous chondrite (CK3 anomalous)
A single stone of 1185 g covered by fusion crust was found in
2002 by an anonymous finder in the Occidental Saharan desert.
Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake and M. Kurz): it is a
type 3 carbonaceous chondrite with chondrules, irregular shaped
olivine-rich objects, and mineral fragments set into a fine-grained
matrix of Fe-rich olivine, Ca-pyroxene, troilite, and FeNi-metal;
chondrules have a mean diameter of 130 µm and porphyritic olivine
and pyroxene chondrules clearly dominate over radiating or
cryptocrystalline types; matrix abundance is about 50 vol%; olivine,
Fa25.7 (range Fa0.7-37.6); pyroxene, Fs12 (range Fs2.5-
48.3); oxygen isotopic compositions (R. Clayton and T. Mayeda, 
UChi): δ18O = -1.03, δ17O = -4.95 and (I. Franchi and R. C.
Greenwood, OU): δ18O = -1.88‰, δ17O = -5.43‰, ∆17O = -
4.45‰ are clear of the CO3 chondrite field and possibly located
on an extension of the CK3 range; shock stage, S1; weathering
grade, W2. Specimens: Main mass with anonymous finder; type
specimen 22 g plus one polished thin section MNB. 

Northwest Africa 1666
Morocco
Purchased 2002 October
Achondrite (eucrite, polymict)
A complete fusion-crusted stone (320 g) was purchased from a Moroccan
dealer by D. Gregory (Gregory). Classification and mineralogy
(A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Angular mineral clasts
consist of anorthitic plagioclase (An95Ab5), exsolved pigeonitic
pyroxene, silica polymorph, ilmenite and troilite. The pyroxenes
contain exsolution lamellae of clinopyroxene (FeO/MnO = 34.8)
within orthopyroxene (Wo4.2Fs56.9, FeO/MnO = 32.3-35.9). Polycrystalline
clasts include various basaltic eucrites, cumulate eucrites
and derivative fragments (containing anorthite with pyroxene or
silica), a 2 cm quench-textured basaltic eucrite clast (containing
larger, elongate grains of low-Ca pyroxene in a finer-grained matrix
of pigeonite and anorthite), and an individual breccia clast. Specimens:
type specimen, 20 g, and one polished thin section, UWS;
main mass, ROM.

Northwest Africa 1668 
Morocco
Purchased 2002 October
Rumuruti chondrite (R5)
Oxygen isotope analysis by D. Rumble (CIW) has confirmed the
classification of this stone. Replicate analyses of fresh interior
material by laser fluorination gave δ18O = 4.85‰, δ17O = 5.32‰,
∆17O = 2.762 ± 0.002‰. Specimens: type specimen, 24 g, and
one polished thin section, UWS; main mass, ROM. 

Northwest Africa 1669
Morocco
Purchased 2001 January
Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite)
A single stone weighing 36 g was bought in Erfoud in January 2001
by Bruno Fectay (Fectay). The location of its find is unknown but
Al Mala'ika was used as working name. The sample is mostly covered
with desert varnish with a few remnants of fusion crust. Classification
and mineralogy (A. Jambon and O. Boudouma, UPVI; J.–A.
Barrat, UAng; M. Bohn, Brest): fine-grained basaltic rock consisting
mainly of zoned pyroxenes with intergrowths of pigeonite En58-
25Wo9-19Fs32-61 and augite En19-47Wo39-24Fs54-18; FeO/MnO ratio of
34 (n=312). Maskelynite (Ab41-53Or1-6An58-42) appears to be injected
between pyroxene phenocrysts. Accessory minerals include pyrrhotite,
merrilite, apatite, ulvöspinel, ilmenite, silica and baddeleyite.
Small melt pockets with stishovite occuring as submicron-sized
needles. Pyroxene cores are cut by large- and medium-sized fractures,
whereas their rims are affected by numerous small fractures.
Maskelynite is only affected by a few major fractures. Terrestrial
calcite is present mainly as veins cross-cutting the meteorite, as in
many other Saharan finds. Oxygen isotope composition (I. A. Franchi,
OU): ä18O = +0.30 ‰; ä17O = +2.85‰; .17O= +4.91‰. Specimen;
main mass, Fectay; type specimen, 7.4 g, ENSL.

Northwest Africa 1670
Morocco
Purchased 2001 January
Achondrite (angrite)
A single stone of 29 g mostly covered by fusion crust with mm sized
pores was purchased in Morocco by B. Fectay (Fectay).
Classification and mineralogy (A. Jambon and O. Boudouma,
UPVI, and J.-A. Barrat, UAng): Phenocrysts of fassaitic pyroxenes
and olivine in a finely crystallized matrix. Large zoned olivine
xenocrysts (several mm in size) with overgrown toothshaped
rims (mg# = 0.92 to 0.85-0.55). Core to rims of pyroxene
phenocrysts range from mg# 0.68 to 0.60 with FeO/MnO = 76.
Matrix contains olivine, pyroxene, kirschsteinite, mg# = 0.13-
0.03, anorthite, An98-100, and accessory pyrrhotite, apatite,
rhönite, Cr-spinel, ulvöspinel and metal. . Oxygen isotopes (R.
Greenwood and I. Franchi, OU): δ18O = 3.887, δ17O = 1.967,
∆17O = -0.055 per mil. Specimens: type specimen, 5.8 g, ENSL;
main mass, Fectay.

Northwest Africa 1694
Morocco
Found 2002
Carbonaceous chondrite (CK3)
A 47.1 g stone was purchased in Safsaf, October, 2002. Mineralogy
and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): fresh stone
(shiny fusion crust with slight interior staining near the surface)
with 80 % fusion crust. Modes ( in vol%): matrix, 47; chondrules,
44; sulfides, 6; Cr-magnetite, 2; refractory inclusions, 1.
Chondrules range in size from 0.08 to 1.2 mm. Matrix mostly
unrecrystallized, fine-grained (<5 µm) olivine, Fa37; augite,
Fs15Wo47; Ca-poor pyroxene, Fs29; Ni-rich sulfides (Co up to
0.84 wt %) and Cr-rich magnetite (Cr2O3 up to 15.1 wt %). Sulfides
contain many small (<20 µm), rounded inclusions of Clapatite
and SiO2 glass. Similar to, but not paired with NWA 772.
Contains Ca,Al-rich inclusions. Shock level, S1; weathering
grade, W0/1. Specimens: type specimen, 9.42 g and one thin
section, NAU; main mass, Hupé. 

Northwest Africa 1695
Morocco
Found 2001
Achondrite (howardite)
A 614 g, fully crusted stone, was purchased in Morocco in 2001.
Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): clast
size, <0.5 cm; clast modal analyses on 14 cm2 yield: subophitic basalts
with large areas of symplectite crystallization, 80 vol. %; diogenites,
9 vol. %; fine-grained (< 0.2 mm) subophitic basalts, 6 vol.
%; other, 5 vol. %. Orthopyroxene, Fs17-26 with exsolved pigeonite,
Fs28-32Wo7-10. Common, Fe-rich subophitic clasts of plagioclase,
An78, and ferroaugite, Fs40Wo39En21, with symplectic mesostasis of
fayalite, ferrohedenbergite, sulfides, and SiO2 glass. Shock stage,
S1, weathering grade, W1. Specimens: main mass with buyer, type
specimen, 21 g with one thin section, NAU.

Northwest Africa 1701
Morocco
Found 2002 spring
Ordinary chondrite (LL6, impact melt breccia)
A dark brown stone of 225 g was bought in Erfoud (Morocco) by
M. Chinellato (Chin). Classification and mineralogy (G. Pratesi, V.
Moggi Cecchi, MSP): composed of fine-grained and coarse-grained
lithologies. Fine-grained area has a re-crystallization texture with
few grains of residual metal and olivine in a matrix of feldspathic
glass (An31.1Ab54.7), containing very fine grained (10  m) olivine
and pyroxene crystals, rimmed by fringes of metal pools and droplets.
Pyroxenes in matrix are zoned, bronzite cores, En86.1Wo1.9 to
pigeonite rims, En66.2Wo10.7. The coarse-grained portion presents a
typical chondritic texture: olivine, Fa27.2, pyroxene, En22.6Wo1.6,
metal and troilite. Terrestrial weathering grade is rather low, W2;
shock stage is high, S4. Specimens: main mass, Chin; type specimen,
20.4g, and thin section, MSP.

Northwest Africa 1756
Morocco
Found 2002
Ordinary chondrite (LL3.0/3.2)
A 68.2 g meteorite was purchased in Safsaf, October, 2002. Classification
and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU):
monomict chondritic breccia; chondrules are very similar to
equivalent chondrules in the LL3.0 Semarkona chondrite in terms
of phase/mesostasis compositions, zoning profiles, and textures.
Type IA olivine: FeO = 0.21 to 1.94 wt%; CaO = 0.31 to 0.51
wt%. Type IIA olivine: FeO = 11.8 to 15.9 wt%; CaO = 0.10 to
0.19 wt%; P2O5 = 0.09 to 0.36 wt%; Chondrule mesostasis is
optically isotropic. Matrix metal is Ni-rich (50 to 60 wt%) and
occurs in metal-pyrrhotite-haxonite ± magnetite, chromite, carbon,
cohenite, 0.1 to 0.2 mm aggregates; metal contains small
(<1 µm) SiO2-rich inclusions. Shock level, S1; one xenolith is
S4; weathering grade, W1/W2. Specimens: type specimen, 12.5 g
and 2 thin sections, NAU; main mass, Hupé. 

Northwest Africa 1789
Northwest Africa
Purchased 1999 December 1
Achondrite (eucrite, monomict)
One complete crusted stone, weighing 44 g, was purchased in
Morocco by H. Reyss. Classification and mineralogy (M. Bourot-
Denise, MNHNP): fine recrystallized, gabbroic texture. Pigeonite
(Fs56.5 Wo5.5) with exsolved augite (Fs27.4 Wo41.8) is associated
with plagioclase (An83-87). Sulfide and ilmenite make up large
grains; small metal grains are associated with oxides. All
minerals, including silica, have rather jagged outlines. Shock
stage S0, weathering grade W1. Specimens: type specimen
8.5 g, MNHNP; main mass with buyer.


Northwest Africa 1813
Western Sahara
Found 2001/2002 winter
Achondrite (eucrite, polymict)
One stone of 70 g was found in the Western Sahara. Mineralogy (C.
Lorenz, Vernad): the polymict breccia consists of a number of mineral
and rock-fragments, embedded in a fine-grained clastic matrix.
The lithic clasts are coarse- to medium-grained, poikilitic and
poikilo-ophitic pyroxene-plagioclase rock clasts (~40 vol. %), minor
fine-grained granoblastic pyroxene-plagioclase rock clasts (~5
vol%), melt rocks and breccias. Mineral chemistry: pyroxene is
En37.5Wo3.1 with lamellae of En30.5Wo42.2; feldspar is An88-92. Accessory
phases are silica, chromite, ilmenite, troilite and Fe-metal.
Specimens: one section and 14g, Vernad; main mass with anonymous
finder.

Northwest Africa 1814
Morocco
Purchased after 1999
Bencubbin-like meteorite
One moderately oxidized, partially crusted stone, weighing 156 g,
was purchased in Morocco. It is said to have been found in April
1999 in the region between Taouz and Ouzina. Mineralogy and
classification (C. Fiéni and C. Perron, MNHNP): very similar to
Bencubbin and Weatherford. It consists of large clasts (up to about 1
cm in size) of Fe-Ni metal (about 60 vol. %) and barred or cryptocrystalline
silicates. Olivine composition, Fa2.8, CaO 0.25 wt. %,
Cr2O3 0.37 wt. %; low-Ca pyroxene composition, En94Wo1.4; high-
Ca pyroxene composition, En49Wo47.5; feldspathic mesostasis. Clasts
are embedded in a metal-silicate impact melt, whose silicate portion
has FeO ~20 wt. %. Specimens: type specimen, 21 g, MNHNP,
main mass, Fectay.

Northwest Africa 1817
Morocco
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Purchased 2003 January
Mesosiderite
A complete stony-iron meteorite (728 g) was purchased in
Rissani by a Moroccan dealer for N. Oakes (Oakes) in 2003
January. Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S.
Kuehner, UWS): Subequal amounts of metal and silicates in a
coarse grained, unbrecciated, plutonic igneous texture. Metal
(about 40 vol%) is concentrated in spheroidal clusters interspersed
with more silicate-rich material, and consists mainly of
kamacite with included rounded taenite grains and rare schreibersite.
The remainder of the sample consists mainly of orthopyroxene
(Fs31Wo2, FeO/MnO = 23.2-30.1) with lesser amounts of
anorthitic plagioclase (An92), irregularly-distributed olivine
(~Fa40, FeO/MnO = 42.3), a silica polymorph, troilite and chromite.
Oxygen isotopes (D. Rumble, CIW): replicate analyses of
acid-washed pyroxene-rich fragments by laser fluorination, δ18O
= 3.19, δ17O = 1.46, ∆17O = -0.22 ± 0.04 per mil. This sample
appears to be paired with NWA 1878. Specimens: type specimen,
22.4 g, UWS; main mass, Oakes.

Northwest Africa 1819
Morocco
Purchased 2003 January
Achondrite (Howardite)
Four broken, partly crusted stones (total 68.4 g) were purchased
in Rissani by a Moroccan dealer for N. Oakes (Oakes) in 2003
January. Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S.
Kuehner, UWS): Breccia consisting mainly of cumulate eucrite
debris with subordinate fragments of pinkish orthopyroxene and
sparse basaltic eucrite clasts. The proportion of diogenitic
orthopyroxene fragments (Fs1.5Wo24.2, FeO/MnO = 24.2) exceeds
the 10 vol.% necessary to classify this sample as a howardite.
The cumulate eucrite debris consists of mineral and
polycrystalline clasts composed of pigeonite, anorthite, silica
polymorph, troilite, ilmenite and rare fayalite. Specimens: type
specimen, 14 g and one polished thin section, UWS; main mass,
Oakes. 

Northwest Africa 1821
Morocco
Purchased 2003 January
Achondrite (diogenite)
A very fresh, complete stone with black fusion crust (40.1 g) was
purchased in Rissani by a Moroccan dealer for N. Oakes (Oakes)
in 2003 January. Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S.
Kuehner, UWS): Protogranular aggregate of orthopyroxene
(Fs25.6Wo2.3 to Fs29.1Wo3.3; FeO/MnO = 29.3-31.4), containing
small inclusions of troilite, magnetite and aluminous ilmenite,
with sparse olivine (Fa32.9, FeO/MnO = 43.8) and minor chromite.
Specimens: type specimen, 8.1 g and one polished thin
section, UWS; main mass, Oakes; additional mass, 1 g, Kurz.

Northwest Africa 1826
Morocco
Purchased 2003 January
Achondrite (Polymict eucrite breccia)
A 500 g broken stone was purchased in Rissani by a Moroccan
dealer for N. Oakes (Oakes) in 2003 January. Classification and
mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Breccia containing
clasts of basaltic eucrites and cumulate eucrites plus mineral
fragments from same, including anorthite, exsolved pigeonite 
(FeO/MnO in orthopyroxene = 35.9), silica polymorph, ilmenite
and troilite. No grains of diogenitic orthopyroxene or metal were
observed. Specimens: type specimen, 20 g and one polished thin
section, UWS; main mass, Oakes. 

Northwest Africa 1827
Morocco
Purchased 2003 June
Mesosiderite
A complete stony-iron meteorite (877 g) was purchased in
Rissani by a Moroccan dealer for N. Oakes (Oakes) in 2003 June.
Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
and T. Bunch, NAU): Igneous texture, mostly medium-grained
but with some large mineral clasts of orthopyroxene and plagioclase
(commonly surrounded by metal-rich areas). Predominantly
orthopyroxene with about 10 vol% metal (5 wt% Ni),
troilite, chromite, merrillite, and sparse, large anorthite clasts
(An90.5Ab91Or0.4 to An95.1Ab4.6Or0.2). Large orthopyroxene clasts
are more magnesian (Fs16.2Wo0.8, FeO/MnO = 34.8) than the
predominant medium-sized orthopyroxene grains (Fs22.5Wo2.1 to
Fs27.3Wo2.2, FeO/MnO = 29.7-32.7). Small elongate grains of a
secondary Ca-Fe-rich phosphate mineral occur along fractures in
merrillite grains, and probably are of terrestrial origin. Although
this sample resembles a “metal-rich diogenite” rather than a
mesosiderite, comparative studies by T. Bunch (NAU) of this
sample, NWA 1879 and similar material provided by A. Jambon
(UPVI) and M. Farmer (Farmer) have demonstrated that all (with
an estimated total weight of over 22 kg) are part of a large, heterogenous
mesosiderite (tentatively assigned to class C) containing
sparse eucritic and diogenitic clasts. Specimens: type
specimen, 20 g, UWS, 1 g and one polished thin section, NAU;
main mass, Oakes.

Northwest Africa 1828
Morocco
Purchased 2002 September
Achondrite (eucrite, cumulate)
A complete fusion-crusted stone (16.1 g) was purchased in
Agadir by a Moroccan dealer in 2002 September for N. Oakes
(Oakes). Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S.
Kuehner, UWS): Very fractured and recrystallized, with sporadic
glass-rich veinlets. Relatively fine grained assemblage of anorthite
(containing minor FeO) and exsolved pigeonite (some exhibiting
deformed lamellae of augite in orthopyroxene) with
minor Ti-Al-bearing chromite, troilite, ilmenite and a silica
polymorph. No grains of metal were observed. FeO/MnO is
31.3 for orthopyroxene and 31.0 for clinopyroxene. Specimens:
type specimen, 3.5 g, and one polished thin section, UWS; main
mass, Oakes.

Northwest Africa 1839
Morocco
Found 2003
Ordinary chondrite (L7)

 Metachondrite   Transparent light                 Polorized light 
A 121.8 g, partially crusted stone was purchased in Rissani,
Morocco in June 2003. Description and classification (T. Bunch
and J, Wittke, NAU): The meteorite contains polygonal,
equigranular (~1 mm grain size) crystals; no relict chondrules;
prominent twinning in plagioclase. Mineral modes: orthopyroxene,
37 vol. %; olivine, 35 %; plagioclase, 12 %; Ca-rich pyroxene,
6 %; troilite, 4.5 %; metal (taenite only), 3.5 %; chromite, 2
%. Very homogeneous; silicate compositional range is within the
analytical precision of ± 0.2 mol %. Orthopyroxene, Fs19.1Wo1.3,
Fe/Mn = 41; olivine, Fa22.0, Fe/Mn = 63 plagioclase, An53.4Or2.2;
clinopyroxene, Fs7.2Wo47; taenite, Ni = 16 .7 wt %; chromite,
Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0. 73. Shock level, S1; weathering grade is W2.
Specimens: 20.1 g, NAU; main mass, Oakes. Paired with NWA3133

Northwest Africa 1840
Morocco
Found 2003
Enstatite achondrite (ungrouped)
A 132.8 g complete and partially crusted stone was purchased in
Erfoud, Morocco in August 2003. Description and classification
(T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): The meteorite has an igneous
texture; it is a brecciated enstatite orthopyroxenite with a series of
prominent, parallel compression fractures (0.1 to 0.8 mm spacing)
that span the entire sample. These fractures acted as conduits for
weathering; most weathering effects are limited to areas that
border these fractures. Mineral modes: enstatite, 92 vol. %; Sibearing
metal, 4 %; plagioclase (maskelynite), 2 %; high Crtroilite,
2 %; graphite, < 1%. Enstatite, FeO = 0.03 to 0.64 wt. %;
CaO = 0.06 to 0.38 wt %.; Cr-rich troilite, Cr = 10.2 to 14.7 wt.
% with Mn < 1.15 % and Ti < 1.76 wt. %. Largest metal grains
(0.6 – 1.0 mm dia.) have graphite inclusions < 0.1 mm in size;
metal, Ni = 6.5 wt. % (range = 6.2 – 6.9), Si = 1.25 wt. % (range
= 0.9 – 1.81); plagioclase, An42. None of the exotic sulfides
common to aubrites and enstatite chondrites were found. Shock
level, S4 (parallel fractures, reduced birefringence, and mottled
extinction in enstatite; all plagioclase is maskelynite); weathering
grade is W2/3. Specimens: type sample, 21.1 g (NAU); main
mass, Oakes.

Northwest Africa 1877
Morocco
Purchased 2003 June
Achondrite (Olivine-rich diogenite)
A partly crusted stony meteorite (312 g) was purchased in Zagora
by a Moroccan dealer for A. and G. Hupé (Hupé) in 2003 June
and more of the same material (622 g) was purchased in
Tagounite in 2003 December. Classification and mineralogy
(A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Coarse grained, dense and
somewhat friable, with an overall yellow-green color.
Harzburgitic peridotite composed of subequal amounts of
orthopyroxene (Fs22.4-23.3Wo1.5; FeO/MnO = 25.2-29.7) and
olivine (Fa27.8, FeO/MnO = 44-50) with minor Al-poor chromite 
[Cr/(Cr+Al) = 84.8-88.0, Mg/(Mg+Fe) = 11.7-19.8], troilite (as
abundant blebs within silicates and as inclusions in chromite),
and sparse Ni-free metal (partly altered to limonite). The modal
amount of olivine estimated from three serial thin sections is
approximately 45%, which is consistent with the moderately high
density of this meteorite. The relatively magnesian silicate
compositions are similar to those in Antarctic olivine diogenite
GRA98108, and quite different from those in another Moroccan
olivine diogenite NWA 1459 (Irving et al., 2003). Unlike both of
these examples, however, NWA 1877 does not contain
plagioclase. Specimens: type specimen, 24 g and three polished
thin sections, UWS; main mass, Hupé. 

Northwest Africa 1878
Morocco
Purchased 2003 June
Mesosiderite, class B
A complete, crusted stony-iron meteorite (1374 g) was purchased
in Zagora by a Moroccan dealer for A. and G. Hupé (Hupé) in
2003 June. Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S.
Kuehner, UWS): Relatively coarse grained, with an unbrecciated,
plutonic igneous texture, and subequal amounts of metal and
silicates. The metal regions consist of kamacite (containing 5%
Ni and minor Cr) enclosing rounded grains of taenite (20% Ni).
The remainder of the sample consists of low-Ca pyroxene,
predominantly orthopyroxene (Fs31.0Wo2.2, FeO/MnO = 25.8)
with some pigeonite (Fs31.6Wo6.3, FeO/MnO = 26.2), and lesser
amounts of anorthitic plagioclase (An91.1-92.5Or0.1), chromite, a
silica polymorph, merrillite, troilite and rare ilmenite. This
sample appears to be paired with NWA 1817. Specimens: type
specimens, 21 g and one polished thin section, UWS; 7 g and one
polished thin section, NAU; main mass, Hupé. 

Northwest Africa 1879
Morocco
Purchased 2003 June
Mesosiderite
Two very fresh, complete, crusted specimens (total weight 1624
g) were purchased from a dealer in Erfoud for A. and G. Hupé
(Hupé) in 2003 June. Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving
and S. Kuehner, UWS): Mostly medium grained, relatively
homogeneous assemblage of orthopyroxene (45%), plagioclase
(15%), metal (20%), troilite (12%), chromite (8%) and accessory
merrillite, with an unbrecciated, plutonic igneous texture. The
two-phase Fe-Ni metal grains consist of rounded regions of
taenite (30 wt.% Ni) within kamacite (5 wt.% Ni). Compositions
of orthopyroxene (Fs29.8-31.0Wo3.1-3.5, FeO/MnO = 26.9-30.3) and
plagioclase (An89.7-90.5Or0.3-0.6) are typical for mesosiderites,
despite the lack of brecciation in this sample. Both this sample
and NWA 1827 appear to be part of a much larger, heterogeneous
mesosiderite meteorite under study by A. Jambon (UPVI) and T.
Bunch (NAU). Specimens: type specimens, 22 g and one
polished thin section, UWS; 7 g and one polished thin section,
NAU; main mass, Hupé.

Northwest Africa 1880
Western Sahara
Purchased 2002
Achondrite (diogenite)
A single stone of about 7 g was found 2002 by an anonymous
finder in the Western Sahara and purchased in 2002 in Erfoud.
Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB, and M. Kurz,
Kurz): dominated by large orthopyroxene crystals, minor phases
include olivine, troilite, and Fe-Al-chromite; orthopyroxene,
Fs26Wo3.2, olivine, Fa29.6; oxygen isotopes (I. Franchi and R. C.
Greenwood, OU): δ17O = +1.42‰, δ18O = +3.16‰, ∆17O = -
0.22‰; low degree of shock; low to moderately weathered.
Specimens:; type specimen; 1.5 g, plus one polished thin section,
MNB; main mass, anonymous finder.

Northwest Africa 1882
Western Sahara
Found 2003
Mesosiderite
Many stones totaling 4438 g were found 2003 by an anonymous
finder in Western Sahara. Classification and mineralogy (A.
Greshake, MNB): several stones are partially covered by fusion
crust; contains up to several cm sized metal nodules; metal is
mostly kamacite with some taenite; silicate portion is dominantly
Mg-rich pyroxene, Fs26Wo3 (Fs23.4-28.7Wo2-4.7) and plagioclase,
An92 (An90.1-94.4); accessories include silica, chromite, and phosphate;
oxygen isotopic composition (R. Clayton and T. Mayeda,
UChi): δ18O = 3.36, δ17O = 1.42 per mil.; low degree of shock;
low to medium degree of weathering. Specimens: type specimen
22 g plus one polished thin section, MNB; main mass, S. Ralew
(Germany).

Northwest Africa 1906
Morocco
Found 2003
Rumuruti chondrite (R4)
A 560 g stone was purchased in Rissani in June 2003. Classification
and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): welldefined
chondrule outlines with mostly recrystallized matrix and
chondrule mesotasis. Olivine, Fa39.4; augite, Fs11Wo46.5; plagioclase,
An11Or5; chromite, Cr/Cr+Fe = 86, Mg/Mg+Fe = 12; pentlandite,
Cr = 2.88 wt% and merrillite. Shock level S2, weathering
grade W2. Specimens: type specimen, 26.1 g, NAU; main mass,
Farmer.

Northwest Africa 1907
Morocco
Found 2003
Carbonaceous chondrite (CK5)
A 476 g stone was purchased in Rissani in June 2003. Classification
and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): coarse,
recrystallized matrix and some chondrule margins. Olivine is
equilibrated at Fa32.3 (range, 32.1-32.4) with NiO = 0.52 wt%;
large patches of plagioclase with variable composition between
An32 and An60; magnetite contains 5.3 wt% Cr2O3 and 1.88 wt%
Al2O3, troilite, and phosphate. Shock level, S2/3; weathering
grade, W2. Specimens: type specimen, 22.15 g, NAU; main mass,
Farmer.

Northwest Africa 1908
Morocco
Found 2001
Achondrite (eucrite, cumulate)
A 980 g, complete and very fresh stone was purchased in Rissani,
January 2002. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J.
Wittke, NAU): monomict, orthocumulate eucrite breccia. Contains
cumulate, unzoned plagioclase An89-90 (N=24); orthopyroxene
with tight compositional cluster at Fs65Wo2 (N=36) and
exsolution lamellae of augite, Fs28Wo44; minor TiO2-rich (18.2
wt%) to TiO2-poor (<3%) chromite is present as inclusions in
pyroxene. Microbreccia shear zones and plastic deformation of
adjoining minerals with melt pockets are common within clasts.
Non-sheared clasts are S1. Specimens: type specimen, 20.6 g,
NAU; main mass, Farmer.

Northwest Africa 1909
Morocco
Found 2001
Achondrite (eucrite, monomict)
A 1.2 kg, complete and very fresh stone was purchased in
Rissani, January 2002. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch
and J. Wittke, NAU): monomict breccia with subophitic to microgabbroic
clasts of zoned plagioclase (cores: An91; rims:
An80Or1), zoned pigeonite (cores: Fs37Wo7; rims: Fs53Wo11) and
zoned subcalcic ferroaugite (cores: Fs47Wo20, rims: Fs49Wo24).
Minor phases include ilmenite, chromite, silica, and pyrrhotite.
Inclusions of granular, Fe-rich olivine (Fo81) and metal (0.31
wt% Ni; 1.4 wt% Co) are present in pigeonite. Specimens: type
specimen, 20.9 g, NAU; main mass, Farmer.

Northwest Africa 1910
Morocco
Found 2002
Enstatite chondrite (EL6)
A complete, 305 g stone was purchased in Erfoud in January
2003. Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch,
NAU): fine-grained assemblage of recrystallized enstatite and
metal (25.6 vol%); no relic chondrules. Enstatite, En99Wo1 (FeO
<0.02 wt%); plagioclase (Ab80Or4); metal (6.1 wt% Ni; 0.7 wt%
Co; 0.9–1.3 wt% Si); silica, troilite, daubreelite (3.1 wt% Mn; 0.2
wt% Ni); alabandite (44.3 wt% Mn; 12.9 wt% Fe; 3.3 wt% Mg;
0.25 wt% Ca), and 0.7 vol% fresh oldhamite (50.4 wt% Ca and
1.24 wt% Mn). Weathering grade, W0/1. Shock level, S1.
Specimens: type specimen, 20.1 g, NAU; main mass, Farmer.

Northwest Africa 1911
Morocco
Found 2002
Pallasite (pyroxene-rich)
A 53.07 g complete stone was purchased in Rissani, May 2003.
Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU):
high abundance of orthopyroxene; Mineral modes of 8 cm2
(vol%): orthopyroxene, 34.5, olivine, 40.2, metal, 24.3, troilite
and chromite, 1%. Orthopyroxene (mg# = 87.5, molar FeO/MnO
= 21.6), olivine (mg# = 89.2, FeO/MnO = 34.5), kamacite (7.35
wt% Ni), taenite (33.9 wt% Ni), chromite (59.7 wt% Cr2O3).
Weathering grade, W1. Specimens: type specimen, 13.1 g, NAU;
main mass, Farmer.

Northwest Africa 1912
Morocco
Found 2002
Mesosiderite
A tiny, single stone of 13.52 g was purchased in Erfoud in March
2003. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke,
NAU): type 2B, contains orthopyroxene fragments, Fs26.4Wo2;
molar FeO/MnO = 33, with minor recrystallization at the margins;
very calcic plagioclase (An96), chromite (52.8 wt% Cr2O3),
troilite, silica, and metal (6.4 wt% Ni, 0.78 wt% Co). Shock
level, S1; sparse oxidation. Specimens: type specimen, 2.5 g,
NAU; main mass, Farmer.

Northwest Africa 1913
Morocco
Found 2001
Achondrite (ureilite)
A 731 g complete and partially crusted stone was purchased in
Erfoud in 2002. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J.
Wittke, NAU): typical ureilite texture with preferred orientation
of elongated silicates. Mineral modes (vol%): olivine, 68, and
pigeonite, 32. Olivine cores, Fa19.2-19.6 and reduced rims, Fa1.5-3.0.
Pigeonite, mostly Fs17Wo11. Metal along grain boundaries is 9.3
wt% Ni; and metal together with pyrrhotite as inclusions in pigeonite,
is 3.6 wt% Ni, Carbonaceous matter at grain boundaries,
no evidence of diamonds. Shock level, S1; weathering grade,
W2. Specimens: type specimen, 21.2 g, NAU; main mass, Boswell.

Northwest Africa 1914
Morocco
Found 2002
Achondrite (howardite)
A 628 g, mostly crusted stone, was purchased in Safsaf, Morocco
in 2002. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke,
NAU): fine to medium size clasts (<0.5 cm) of diogenites, typical
eucrites, and FeO-rich olivine and pyroxene gabbroic clasts (up
to 1.2 cm dia.). Clast modal analyses of 32 cm2 yield: diogenites,
46 vol%; eucrites, 34 vol%; gabbroic clasts, 10 vol%, shocked
clasts, 6 vol%; shock-melted pyroxene and anorthite clasts, 4
vol%. Diogenite pyroxenes: Ca-poor, En61Wo5 with lamellae of
En40Wo16. Gabbroic clast olivine, Fa81-88; pyroxene, En24Wo17 to
En10Wo26, plagioclase, An89. Very fresh interior. Specimens: type
specimen, 20.8 g, NAU; main mass, Hupé.

Northwest Africa 1925
Morocco
Found 2001
Achondrite (eucrite)
A single, 86 g, complete stone was purchased in Tagounite in
2002 April. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke,
NAU): gabbroic, cumulate eucrite; tabular crystals of plagio-
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clase (<4 mm in longest dimension) poikilitically enclosed by
large pyroxenes (up to 8 mm). Plagioclase is An91 with melt inclusions
of a silica polymorph, Mg-augite, and ilmenite. Complex
pyroxenes consist of inverted pigeonite (Fs52.5Wo4.2) with
broad (5-8 µm) augite exsolution lamellae (Fs25Wo41) parallel to
(100) of the host opx and blebs of augite that exsolved prior to or
during pigeonite inversion. In additon, relic patches of pigeonite
contain fine augite lamellae parallel to (001). Chromite,
Cr/Cr+Al = 63-73, pyrrhotite, and tiny inclusions in opx of Nipoor
metal (Ni = 0.48 wt%; Co = 2.28 %) are also present. No
ilmenite or silica was found outside of melt inclusions. Shock
level, S2/3; weathering grade, W1. Specimens: type specimen,
17.2 g, NAU; main mass, Farmer.

Northwest Africa 1926
Morocco
Found 2003
Achondrite (ureilite, polymict)
A 36.8 g partial stone was purchased in Rissani June 2003. Classification
and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): fragmental
breccia with clasts of a poikilitic ureilite embedded in
typical ureilite material that consists of olivine with homogeneous
cores (Fa31) and reduced rims (Fa2-7) and pyroxenes with
Fs19.7Wo4.5 in cores and Fs9.5Wo1 at rims. Heavy concentration of
carbonaceous matter; unoxidized metal, Ni = 2.95 wt %. Clasts
are composed of large pyroxenes (Fs19.1Wo4.0) that poikilitically
enclose homogeneous olivine (Fa21.8). Clast ureilite contains very
little carbonaceous matter in contrast to the host ureilite. Shock
level, S2; low degree of weathering. Specimens: type specimen,
6.3 g, NAU; main mass, Farmer.

Northwest Africa 1929
Morocco
Found 2003
Achondrite Howardite
922.2 g partially crusted, complete stone was purchased in Erfoud, 
Morocco May, 2003. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): 
a heavily shocked (S4-6) breccia of 72 vol. % cumulate eucrite clasts, 
8% subophitic clasts, 14% diogenites and 6% melt clasts. 
Pervasive solid-state recrystallization of plagioclase and pyroxenes; 
localized melt pockets and veins in clasts. Cumulate pyroxene, 
Fs45-40Wo7-20; plagioclase, An91.2-95.3; melted metal droplets, 
0.97 wt. % Ni and 0.87 % Cr. Diogenite pyroxene, Fs43-54Wo2.5-3.6. 
Fresh crust and minor interior staining. 
Over 30 Kg now paired with this find .
Specimens: 22.02 g, NAU; main mass, Farmer. 

Northwest Africa 1939
Morocco
Found 2002
Achondrite Howardite
A 100.4 g incomplete stone was purchased in Rissani in 2003
June. Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch,
NAU): medium-grained howardite composed of basaltic eucrites
(72 vol%), diogenitic pyroxenes (17 vol%), granular eucrites (8
vol%) and shock clasts. Diogenitic pyroxenes are mostly pigeonite
(mean, Fs39.3Wo7.3). Basaltic pyroxenes are Fs32.4-47.8Wo3-
11.6, plagioclase, An89.8, with ilmenite, silica, and chromite
(Cr/Cr+Al = 0.61). Shock level, S1; slightly weathered. Specimens:
19.5 g, NAU; main mass, Farmer.

Northwest Africa 1942
Morocco
Found 2001
Achondrite (howardite)
Two stones, total weight 476 g, were purchased in Zagora in
2002 April. Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T.
Bunch, NAU): coarse-grained (diogenite clasts up to 12 mm);
clast modes: diogenites, 83 vol%, granular eucrites, 8 vol%, basaltic
eucrites, 2 vol%, and shocked clasts, 7 vol%. Diogenite
pyroxenes, Fs16.8-41.3Wo1.2-9.8; plagioclase clasts, An92; metal, Ni
= 5.9 wt%, Co = 1.75 wt%. Shock level, S2; slightly weathered.
Specimens: 34.2 g, NAU; main mass, Farmer.

Northwest Africa 1943
Morocco
Found 2001
Achondrite (howardite)
A 1220 g complete stone was purchased in Erfoud in 2002 April.
Classification and mineralogy (T, Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU):
mostly fine-grained with rare, large clasts of fine-grained eucrite
breccias. Clast modes: diogenites, 44 vol%; basaltic eucrites, 17
vol%; cumulate eucrites, 13 vol%; basaltic breccias, 6 vol% and
shocked clasts, 20 vol%. Diogenite pyroxenes, Fs22.5-57.3Wo3-13.5;
chromite, Cr/Cr+Al = 0.63 and metal, Ni = 5.4 wt%. Remarkably
fresh with shiny crust and no oxidation around metal grains.
Specimens: type specimen, 22.5, NAU; main mass, Farmer.

Northwest Africa 1949
Morocco
Purchased 2003 January
Enstatite chondrite (EL6)
A single stone (1400 g) was purchased in Erfoud in 2003 January.
Classification and mineralogy (A. Jambon and O. Boudouma,
UPVI): Stone has oxidized remnants of fusion crust but a
fresh interior. No visible chondrules. Mineral modes: enstatite,
63.3 vol%, feldspar, 12.2 vol%, silica, 1.6 vol%, kamacite, 13.5
vol%, troilite, 4.6 vol%, alabandite, 0.2 vol%, oldhamite, 1.1
vol%, daubreelite, 0.8 vol%, schreibersite, 0.3 assigned to class B
vol% and traces of perryite; graphite occurs as inclusions in
kamacite. Kamacite, 0.26 wt% Si and oldhamite, 1.1 wt% Mn.
Specimens: type specimen, 32 g, UPVI; main mass, Moroccan
Imports Asnières (France).

Northwest Africa 1950
Morocco
Found 2001 January and March
Martian meteorite ( lherzolitic shergottite)
Two stones (414 and 383 g) were found in the Atlas mountains
(Morocco) in 2001 January and March. The exact location of find
is unknown. The meteorite is a cumulate peridotitic rock consisting
of olivine (~ 55 vol%), low and high-Ca pyroxenes (~ 35
vol%) and plagioclase glass (~ 8 vol%). Accessory minerals include
phosphates (merrillite), chromite and spinels (inclusions in
olivines and pyroxenes), sulfides (pyrrhotite), and a glass rich in
potassium.The igneous texture is very similar to that of the
ALHA77005. Classification and mineralogy (Ph. Gillet, ENSL,
J.A. Barrat, UAng, M. Bohn, Ifremer): pyroxenes are pigeonite,
En78Fs19Wo2-En60Fs26Wo14, and augite, En53Fs16Wo31-
En45Fs14Wo41; maskelynite ranges from An57Ab41Or1 to
An40Ab57Or3. The key element weight-ratios FeO*/MnO is close
to 30 for pigeonite and close to 50 for olivines. Geochemistry:
REE pattern similar to that of ALHA77005 but with higher values.
Specimens: type specimen, 20 g, ENSL; main mass, Fectay.

Northwest Africa 1951
Morocco
Purchased 2003 April and May
Mesosiderite
Several stones totaling 17 kg of the same meteorite were purchased
in Talsit in 2003 April and May. Classification and mineralogy
(A. Jambon and O. Boudouma, UPVI): breccia consisting
of orthopyroxene clasts (> 5 mm) and orthopyroxene-rich matrix
with rare plagioclase. No lithic plagioclase or olivine clasts were
observed. Metal is bimodal, mm-sized large blebs and small
spots in matrix. Orthopyroxene, FeO/MnO = 30.4, En68Fs30Wo2;
plagioclase, An89-92; low-Ni metal; troilite, Ca-phosphate, silica.
Mineral modes: metal, 25 vol%, troilite, 5 vol%, plagioclase, ~3
vol%, orthopyroxene, 63.3 vol%. 

Northwest Africa 1978
Rissani, Er Rachidia, Morocco
Purchased 2002 February 17
Achondrite (eucrite)
A 617g stone was purchased by Mike Farmer from a Moroccan
dealer. Classification (David A. Kring and Ken Domanik, LPL):
The specimen is a polymict breccia composed of fine- and
medium-grained basaltic clasts, isolated pyroxene crystals, and
clasts of breccia within the breccia. The basalts contain high- and
low-Ca pyroxene, plagioclase, sometimes silica, ilmenite, troilite,
and rare metal. Low-Ca pyroxene: Wo5-2 En34-54 Fs61-34,
FeO/MnO=31. Plagioclase: An81-94. The basaltic clasts exhibit
fracturing and undulose extinction. Specimens : type specimen
20g and thin section, UA, main mass, Mike Farmer. 

Northwest Africa 1979
Morocco
Mesosiderite
A 5.12 kg single mass was purchased in Erfoud in 2003.
Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU):
typical B2 mesosiderite, based on 8 vol % plagioclase, with a
partially recrystallized matrix. Modes (vol. %): silicate matrix, 44;
metal. 33; eucritic clasts (gabbroic), 12; diogenite grains (up to
1.2 cm), 8; and sulfides, 3. Metal grains are typically > 2 mm
with a few cm-size, subrounded to irregular grains; eucrite clasts
< 2 cm. Matrix pyroxene, Fs29.7Wo2 and Fe/Mn = 28.7; matrix
augite, Fs13Wo43; plagioclase, An89.7. Gabbroic eucrite inverted
pigeonite, Fs30.1Wo3 and Fe/Mn = 26.9; exsolved augite,
Fs14.8Wo43; plagioclase, An91. Metal , Ni = 6.7 wt %, Co = 0.82
%.Not paired with NWA1827. Weathered crust, but with very
fresh interior. Specimens: 22 g, NAU, main mass, Boswell. nd 2002 

Northwest Africa 1980
Morocco
Found 2002
Achondrite (eucrite)
A 546 g fully crusted stone was purchased in Erfoud in 2002.
Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU):
monomict, cumulate eucrite breccia; clast size, millimeters to 6
cm; cataclastic, microgranular veining with minor
recrystallization. Inverted pigeonite (Fs48Wo2.5); augite lamellae
(Fs15Wo46); plagioclase (An93); sulfide, ilmenite, chromite (Cr/Cr
+ Al = 65), and metal (Ni = 7.1 wt %). Shock level, S3/4; reduced
birefringence, mosaicness, and deformation lamellae in
pyroxenes; minor development of maskelynite. Very fresh, shiny
black fusion crust and un-oxidized metal; minor terrestrial
carbonate alteration veins. Specimens: 23 g, NAU; main mass,
Boswell. 

Northwest Africa 1981
Morocco
Found 2002
Achondrite (polymict eucrite)
A 197 g complete and crusted stone was purchased in Erfoud,
Morocco in 2003. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J.
Wittke, NAU): unique, highly shocked (S5) polymict breccia.
Flow orientation of partially granulated clasts; enlongated melt
pockets with fine-grain crystallites of plagioclase, pyroxenes, and
silica, and minor remnant glass. Pyroxenes: extensive
development of planar deformation features and fractures,
reduced birefringence, and minor recrystallization. Presence of
maskelynite. Eucrite clasts: 82 vol. % are cumulate, 18 % are
basaltic. Cumulate pyroxenes: opx mean = Fs49Wo13, Fe/Mn =
27.4 exsolved augite – Fs15Wo 44; pigeonite mean = Fs42 Wo13,
Fe/Mn = 29.3; anorthite range, An70.3 – 92.8. Minor ilmenite,
sulfides, phosphate, and silica polymorph. Very fresh, no apparent
iron staining. Specimens: 21.3 g, NAU; main mass, Boswell. 

Northwest Africa 1982
Morocco
Found 2000
Achondrite (ungrouped)
A 368 g partially crusted stone was purchased in Rissani in 2001.
Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU):
cataclastic pyroxenite with randomly dispersed metal grains;
partial recrystallization of matrix and along fractures of large (up
to 5 mm) orthopyroxene grains. Mineral modes: orthopyroxene,
68 vol.%; metal, 12%; plagioclase. 8%; troilite, 3%; ilmenite,
3%; phosphate, 2% spinels, 2%, and augite, 2%. Opx = Fs28Wo3;
kamacite, Ni = 4.8 to 5.4 wt %; taenite, Ni = 31.4 to 36.7%; 
plagioclase = An90; spinel #1, Al2O3 = 61 wt%, MgO = 21.4%,
FeO = 13.2%; spinel #2, Cr2O3 = 35.9%, Al2O3 = 33.0%, MgO =
17.9%, FeO = 13.1%; augite = Fs13Wo43. Oxygen isotope
composition is somewhat outside the range of HED and closest to
brachinites and IAB-IIICD irons (R. N. Clayton, UChi) : δ18O =
+3.78‰, δ17O = +1.47‰, δ 17O = -0.50 ‰. Cosmic ray exposure
age (O. Eugster, UBE): of 18.6+-2.0 Ma falls on the major CRE
cluster of the HED meteorites. Not paired with NWA 1827 or
1879 mesosiderite C. Shock level, S1. Weathering grade. W1.
Specimens: Type specimens 13.8 g, NAU, 11.5 g with O. Eugster,
UBE; main mass. Fectay. 

Northwest Africa 2019 
Northwest Africa
Purchased 2003
Mesosiderite
A mass of 534 g was purchased by P. Thomas in 2003.
Classification and mineralogy (M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP): the
silicate portion is diogenitic, about 90% consist of large (400
µm), angular, chemically homogeneous crystals of orthopyroxene
(Fs28.4); olivine is absent; augite (Fs13.4 Wo41.9) is rare;
plagioclase (An89.8) is present as large patches, homogeneously
distributed; silica forms a few patches and merrillite is associated
with metal. Fe-Ni metal, forms large, jagged grains; it is mainly
kamacite, with minor tetrataenite generally associated with
schreibersite; troilite is in small grains. Paired with NWA 1827
and NWA 1879; total mass is estimated to be larger than 60 kg.
Weathering grade is W1. Specimens: type specimen 31g,
MNHNP; main mass with buyer.

Northwest Africa 2036 .......................31° 35.5' N 5° 46.0' W
Morocco
Found 2002 August 24
Enstatite Chondrite EL6
A single stone of 390 g, with a well preserved, thick (up to 1
mm) fusion crust and clearly visible shiny flow lines, was found
by Abdelaziz Ermili (boulevard Mohamed V, Boumalne Dades,
Ouarzazate, Morocco) and Hay Abdelkrim, at Adrar Mkorn, NE
Boulmane, Morocco. According to the discoverers, nomads
reported seeing in late 1999 "a furious lighting… as a ball of
fire falling from the sky" in the vicinity of the find. An end-cut
of 26.6 g was entrusted to Alain Gallien for identification.
Magnetic measurements (logχ= 5.56, compared to 5.44±0.1 for
the mean on fresh EL) and visual examination by Pierre
Rochette (CEREGE) indicated a probable enstatite chondrite.
Classification and mineralogy (Bertrand Devouard, Blaise
Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France): equilibrated
texture with abundant metal, grain sizes 50-300 microns, no
clear chondrules or relics of chondrules visible on the polished
end-cut. Major phases are enstatite (En98.3Wo1.4Fs0.3), kamacite
(with 6.6 wt% Ni and 1.2 wt% Si), plagioclase (An 14), and
troilite (with 0.65 wt% Ti and 0.94 wt% Cr). Minor phases
include daubreelite, alabandite (4.0-7.6 wt% Mg, average 4.9),
oldhamite, an SiO2 phase containing some Al, and rare graphite,
Weathering grade W0. Specimens: type specimen: 25.3 g,
MNHNP. Main mass with the discoverers. 

Northwest Africa 2042
Morocco
Purchased 2003 October
Mesosiderite
An uncrusted stony-iron meteorite (700 g) with a brown weathered
surface was purchased in Erfoud by a Moroccan dealer for
D. Gregory (Gregory) in 2003 October. Classification and mineralogy
(A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Subequal amounts of
metal and silicates in a coarse grained plutonic igneous texture.
The metal has rounded grains of taenite (30 wt.% Ni) within
dominant kamacite (5 wt.% Ni). The remainder of the sample
consists mainly of orthopyroxene (Fs26.1Wo2.1- Fs25.7Wo3.9;
FeO/MnO = 17.8 - 20.3) and anorthitic plagioclase (An95.8) with 
accessory chromite, troilite and a silica polymorph. This sample
appears to be paired with NWA 1817 and NWA 1878 (see Bunch
et al., 2004). Specimens: type specimen, 20 g, UWS; main mass,
Gregory 

Northwest Africa 2046
Morocco,
Purchased 2003
Martian basalt (shergottite)
A 63g 
complete and partially crusted stone was purchased in Rissani, Morocco, 
September 2003.
Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU; A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): olivine-orthopyroxene-phyric basalt; subhedral to euhedral olivine phenocrysts (< 2.2 mm)
are strongly zoned from cores of Fa15.5 to rims of Fa 47.9and subhedral to euhedral orthopyroxene pheoncrysts (<2.1 mm) are zoned in a chaotic manner from cores of Fs 17.7Wo2.5 to  pigeonite rims of Fs39.0Wo12.5.
Interstitial maskelynite is zoned from cores of An74.4Or0.1to rims of An62.3Or1.1.
Accessory minerals include chromite, Cr-uvöspinel, ilmenite, pyrrhotite, merrillite, chlorapatite, and fayalite that mantles  some ilmenite. Trapped melt inclusions in olivine contain Al-pigeonite, Al-diopside, pleonaste and glass.
Large opx phenocrysts show preferred orientation; olivine phenocrysts are weakly oriented and tend to occur in clusters. The stone has a 1–2 mm weathering rind; interior is very fresh.
Specimens: 12.2g, NAU; main mass, Strope.
Northwest Africa 2051 Morocco
Found 2003
Achondrite (eucrite) Polymict
A 125.2 g, nearly complete stone, was purchased in Rissani, Morocco, September 2003. Mineralogy and classification (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): Polymict eucrite; modes in vol. %; cumulate eucrite, 74, basaltic eucrite, 17, diogenite 6, shock clasts 3. Cumulate eucrite opx, Fs46.7 - 54.7 Wo2- 3.1; augite,  Fs38.4-44WWo20-24.4; plagioclase, An89.4- Minor metal (Ni= 0.57 wt %; Co = 0.42), ilmenite, chromite, triolite and silica. Shock level, S2; minor weathering. Specimens: 20.7, NAU; main mass, Farmer. Northwest Africa 2059 Morocco Found 2003 Achondrite (diogenite, polymict) A 36 g partially crusted and complete stone was purchased in Erfoud, July 2003. Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): plentiful, angular orthopyroxene clasts of considerable compositional range (Fs17.7-47.5Wo1.9-4.2) and a few large plagioclase clasts (An81–91.6) together with sparse cumulate and basaltic eucrite clasts. Clast modes: diogenite, 87 vol. %; eucrite, 9 vol. %; plagioclase clasts 2 % and shock clasts, 2 vol. %. Small metal inclusions (< 0.01 mm) in diogenite pyroxenes have very low Ni (0.15-0.37 wt%). Cumulate basaltic pyroxenes average Fs41.6Wo24.6. Overall mildly shocked; very little weathering. Specimens: type specimen 7.3 g, NAU; main mass, Boswell. Northwest Africa 2060 Morocco Found 2003 Achondrite (howardite) A 985 g, very fresh stone with shiny fusion crust, was purchased in Rissani, July 2003. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): a howardite of unusual characteristics. Finegrained and powdery, average clast and mineral grain size is < 2mm with few clasts > 3 mm. Clast modes: diogenites, 74 vol. %; eucrites 20 vol. % (12 % cumulate, 8 % basaltic); anorthositiclike clasts, 3 %; shock melt clasts. 2 %, and opaques, 1%. Diogenite orthopyroxene, Fs35.6-38.8Wo2.3-4.2; plagioclase, An 87; chromite, Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.81; metal, Ni = 0.67 wt %. Melt inclusions in opx contain Ca-rich pyroxene, Fs33.3Wo37.5; phosphate, silica phase, and K-rich glass. Plagioclase-pyroxene cumulates, Fs38.2Wo21; plagioclase, An86.Other eucrite textures include recrystallized, granular, ophitic, subophitic, and variolitic (Fs31.6Wo7 and Fs61.8Wo33). Plagioclase-rich clasts have 95 vol.% plagioclase (An96.1). Mildly shocked; no apparent oxidation or Fe staining. Specimens: 26 g, NAU: main mass. Boswell. Northwest Africa 2061 Morocco Found 2003 Achondrite (eucrite) A 135 g very fresh and fully crusted complete stone was purchased in Erfoud, July 2003. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): unbrecciated, porphyritic basalt with long (up to 9 mm) phenocrysts of low-Ca pyroxenes set in a matrix of smaller pyroxenes and blocky to acicular plagioclase. Clots (3 to 8 mm in dia.) of low-Ca pyroxene phenocrysts set in radiating bundles of plagioclase (variolitic texture) are distributed throughout the specimen. Main mass, low-Ca pyroxene phenocrysts are zoned from cores of Fs29.8Wo4.9 to pigeonite rims of Fs49Wo12; Fe/Mn = 29.8 and 37.2, respectively. Small inclusions of metal (Ni =0.05 to 0.25 wt %) are sparsely distributed. Blocky to acicular plagioclase is An83.7Or2 with a small compositional range. All plagioclase, regardless of size and morphology, contains FeO up to 0.97 wt. %. Clot pyroxene cores are Fs42.9Wo28 (Fe/Mn = 35.6) and rims are Fs49.2Wo25.1 (Fe/Mn = 36.1). Very fresh with no apparent weathering; shock level, low shock. Specimens: type sample, 21.7 g, NAU; main mass, Boswell. Northwest Africa 2062 Morocco Found 2003 Achondrite (eucrite) A 50.3 g partial stone with 20 % crust was purchased in Erfoud, July 2003. Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): fine-grained subophitic to intergranular basalt with recrystallized, cataclastic enclaves and thin, shock-melt veins. A swirling pattern of glass is evident. Orthopyroxene compositions are tightly clustered around Fs63.1Wo2.1 (Fe/Mn = 32.7); Ca-rich pyroxene centered about Fs25.2Wo48.1. Plagioclase, An91.3. Minor phases include silica, ilmenite, chromite, low Ni-metal, and phosphate. Weathering grade, W1: exterior iron oxides and caliché; slight interior staining. Shock level is variable. Specimens: 13.8 g, NAU; main mass, Boswell. Northwest Africa 2063 Morocco Found 2003 Achondrite (eucrite, monomict) A 95.8 g partial stone with 50 % crust was purchased in Erfoud, July 2003. Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): Coarse grained variolitic to subophitic with sparse, large (2-4 mm) orthopyroxene phenocrysts; small (< 1-3 mm) enclaves of fine-grained variolitic texture without phenocrysts; lightly brecciated with minor recrystallization. Orthopyroxene phenocrysts, Fs58.5Wo2 (Fe/Mn = 29.6-32.8); matrix augite, Fs24.8Wo43.6; plagioclase, An81.7Or5. Minor chromite, ilmenite and silica. Incipient maskelynite, planar fractures, mosaicism, and reduced birefringence in pyroxenes; sample is moderately shocked. Interior very fresh, Specimens, type sample, 20.8 g NAU; main mass, Boswell. Northwest Africa 2064 Morocco Found 2003 Achondrite (eucrite, cumulate) A 94.4 g complete and fully crusted stone was purchased in Erfoud, July 2003. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): coarse-grained (< 3.2 mm) cumulate basalt; cumulate plagioclase with intercumulus pyroxene and minor ilmenite. Plagioclase, An91.8Or1; orthopyroxene, Fs49.5Wo1.8 with exsolution lamellae of Fs41.5Wo12.8; augite, Fs9.1Wo44. Subrounded, cm-size clasts set in finely crushed, unrecrystallized matrix; very mildly shocked. Very fresh with no apparent weathering; shiny fusion crust. Specimens: 21.1 g, NAU; main mass, Boswell. Northwest Africa 2065 Morocco Found 2003 Achondrite (eucrite) A 58 g partial stone with 40 % crust was purchased in Erfoud, July 2003. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): monomict breccia of highly variable textures: fine-grained (< 1 mm) cumulate to subophitic with a partial overlay of metamorphic-granular (prominent 120 ° triple junctions). Cumulate areas: orthopyroxene host Fs58.2Wo2.1, exsolution lamellae, Fs25Wo45; plagioclase, An90.1, Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.87; subophitic Ca-poor pyroxene, Fs62.3Wo5 with exsolved Fs27Wo43.9. This specimen probably sustained high shock levels, but shock indicators were mostly annealed-out during postimpact metamorphism. Very fresh, little apparent weathering. Specimens: type, 11.6 g NAU; main mass, Boswell. Northwest Africa 2066 Morocco Found 2003 Achondrite (eucrite, monomict) A 58.2 g complete stone with 90 % crust was purchased in Erfoud, July 2003. Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): brecciated, medium to coarse-grained (< 3 mm) ophitic to subophitic basalt. Orthopyroxene Fs61.8 Wo2.2 with exsolved augite lamellae of Fs25.4Wo45.4; plagioclase, An91.2; chromite, Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.85 and minor ilmenite, silica, sulfide and phosphate. Minor recrystallization of shocked pyroxenes and annealing of plagioclase and pyroxenes (shock decorations); incipient maskelynite, and parallel fractures in pyroxenes; moderately shocked. Dull fusion crust and minor staining. Specimens: type, 11.5g, NAU: main mass, Boswell. Northwest Africa 2068 Morocco Found 2002 Rumuruti chondrite (R3.8) A 134 g partial stone was purchased in Erfoud, July 2003. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): unbrecciated, unequilibrated with little matrix olivine; chondrule mesostasis poorly crystallized. Matrix olivine, Fa39.5 ± 1.8; chondrule and matrix olivine range, Fa15.3-42; opx, Fs20.5Wo0.5; poorly crystallized plagioclase, An10.2Or4; pentlandite, Ni = 30.4 wt %, Co = 1.3 %; chromite, Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.91. Shock stage, S2: weathering grade, W2. Specimens: 23.2 g. NAU; main mass, Boswell. Northwest Africa 2079 Morocco Found 2002 Achondrite (eucrite, monomict) A 496 g, partial stone with 70 % fusion crust, was purchased in Rissani, March 2002. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): brecciated basalt with < 15 vol. % cataclastic matrix; clast grain size range, 1.5 mm to 0.4 mm; cumulate texture with strong, preferred orientation of plagioclase and pyroxene crystals in most clasts. Orthopyroxene, Fs55-61 Wo1.5-2.1; exsolution lamellae; Fs44-47Wo15-21; plagioclase more sodic than most typical eucrites; An77-82Or2.5-4.1; minor silica, ilmenite and chromite. Moderately shocked, parallel fracturing and mosaicism in pyroxenes and reduced birefringence in major minerals. Very fresh interior with greenish appearance. Specimens: 21.3 g, NAU; main mass, Hmani. Northwest Africa 2085 Morocco Found 2003 October Ordinary chondrite (L melt rock) A 2.7 kg single stone was purchased in Rissani, Morocco. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): exceptional melt rock: centimeters-size L chondrite clasts are surrounded by crystallized melt. The melt contains oblate to round, eutectic-textured, masses (up to 2.5 mm) of taenite metal set in troilite. The metal/troilite complexes show strong flow alignment in a matrix of tabular to equant olivine (< 0.8 mm), which has no apparent preferred orientation, and SiO2-rich glass, in addition to small, recrystallized chondrite fragments. Melt olivine, Fa22.8 (22.1 – 23.8); taenite, Ni = 15.4 wt%, range, 13.6 – 16.1 wt%; troilite, Ni = 0.42 wt%; glass, SiO2 = 74.6 wt%, FeO = 3.6 wt%. Clast chondrules and matrix are partially recrystallized from shock effects; olivine, Fa22.2 – 23.9; orthopyroxene, Fs18–19.9Wo1.4- 2.0. Shock level, S4 to S6; weathering grade, W1/2. Specimens: type specimen 88.5 g, and one thin section, NAU; main mass, Farmer. Northwest Africa 2098 Morocco Found 2002 Achondrite (ureilite) A single stone of 1333 g was found by Moroccan nomads in 2002 and sold in Morocco. Mineralogy and classification (J. Schlüter, Ham): Typical granoblastic ureilite texture with olivine and pigeonite in the grain size range of 300-1500 µm. Mean olivine, Fa12.4, range Fa11.9-12.5, mean pigeonite, Fs10.8, range Fs10.6-11.0 ,Wo6.18, range Wo4.73-9.31. Pigeonite shows 0.3 wt.% Cr2O3 . Intergranular graphite laths up to 150 µm wide and 1500 µm in length. Moderate weathering grade, sets of planar fractures in olivine indicate shock stage S3. Specimens: type specimen, 28g Ham, main mass Horst Burkard, Bonn. Northwest Africa 2200 Purchased August 2004 Lunar Meteorite (Feldspathic breccia ) A completely crusted 552 g ellipsoidal stone found in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco was purchased in Erfoud by a Moroccan dealer for D. Gregory (Gregory) in 2004 August.  Classification and mineralogy (S. Kuehner and A. Irving, UWS): Breccia consisting of coarse, greyish to whitish lithic and mineral clasts in a darker glassy to finely crystalline matrix.  Lithic clasts are mainly very fine grained, quench-textured, feldspathic rocks that probably result from impact melting of anorthositic to gabboic anorthositic precursors. A small percentage of the clasts are ophitic-textured mare basalts.  Mineral clasts include anorthitic plagioclase, olivine (Fa30-60), exsolved pigeonite, irregular grains of metal (with ~10-45 wt.% Ni), Ti-rich chromite, Ti-poor chromite, pyroxene-like glass(?) schreibersite (~5 wt.% Ni), clinopyroxene, ilmenite, troilite and rare zirconolite. Clinopyroxene and orthopyroxene grains in mineral and lithic clasts have Fe/(Fe+Mg) = 0.258 to 0.482, and 19 of 23 analyses have Ti/(Ti+Cr) = 0.53-0.75.  FeO/MnO ratios measured for olivine (99.7, 105.5), clinopyroxene (73.7) and orthopyroxene (65.4) are unmistakably within the ranges for these minerals in known lunar rocks.  Feldspar grains in mineral and lithic clasts have a narrow compositional range of An95.8-97.4.   The combination of anorthitic plagioclase and ferroan mafic silicates suggests that the majority of the material in this specimen was derived from FAN-suite lithologies (Kuehner et al., 2005).  Specimens: type specimens, 20.5 g, one polished thin section, and one polished mount, UWS; main mass, Gregory.


Northwest Africa 2234 ......................30 55’ N, 4 54’W
South East Morocco
Found 2000
Achondrite (Ureilite)
A single 422g stone was found by an anonymous person.
Classification (H. Takeda, Chiba, A. Yamagushi NIPR): The
meteorite is a crystalline ureilite composed of coarse, shocked
dusty olivine (cores Fo82-92, rims Fo94-98) and pigeonite
(Wo9En74Fs17). Opaque carbonaceous matters occurs in parts of
narrow intergranular veins, mostly filled with iron oxides and
hydroxides. Shock stage S3, weathering grade W2. Specimens:
types specimen 20g and thin section, NIPR, main mass Fectay. 

Northwest Africa 2235
Near Alnif, Morocco
Found 2000
Achondrite (Lodranite)
A 64g stone was purchased by Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut
from an anonymous fossil hunter who found it within 100km of
Alnif. Classification (H. Takeda, Chiba, A. Yamaguchi, NIPR):
The meteorite is a coarse grained aggregate (0.5-2mm in longest
dimension) with triple point junctions, consisting mainly of
olivine (Fo88), orthopyroxene (Wo2Fo85Fs13), Fe-Ni metal, troilite
and minor augite (Wo40Fo54Fs6) and chromite (Cr/(Cr+Al) =
0.85, Fe/(Fe+Mg)= 0.63. Shock stage S1, weathering grade W1.
Specimens: type specimen 13g and thin section, NIPR, main
mass Fectay.

Northwest Africa 2236
South East Morocco
Found 1999 
Achondrite (Ureilite)
A 29.8g stone was found by an anonymous person. Classification
(H. Takeda, Chiba, A. Yamagushi NIPR): It is composed of
medium to coarse (1-2 mm), olivine (Fo of cores, 97) and small
orthopyroxene grains (Wo4.8Fo92.3Fs3.0). Minor twinned diopside
grains (Wo38Fo60Fs2) are present. Carbonaceous matter occurs as
narrower, intergranular veins than common ureilites. A few
olivine crystals grow larger (up to ca. 3 mm) than average grains
alone one direction. Shock stage S1, weathering grade W1.
Specimens: type specimen, 5.9g and thin section, NIPR, main
mass Fectay. 

Northwest Africa 2246
Northwest Africa
Purchased 2003 January 1
Achondrite (eucrite, polymict)
A mass of 11.8 g was purchased by M. Zicaro. Classification and
mineralogy (M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP): a homogeneous matrix
contains orthopyroxene clasts of slightly larger grain size and
basaltic-textured clasts, along with a few silica patches. The most
abundant pyroxene is pigeonite (Fs22.5) generally containing
augite lamellae. Plagioclase An77.8-90.8. Low shock stage,
weathering grade W1. Specimens: type specimen 2.5 g, MNHNP;
main mass with buyer. 

Northwest Africa 2247
Northwest Africa
Purchased 2003 January 1
Achondrite (eucrite, polymict)
A fully crusted stone (8.6 g) was purchased by M. Zicaro.
Classification and mineralogy (M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP):
overall grain size is rather fine; monocrystalline diogenitic clasts,
fine basaltic clasts of pigeonite with augite exsolutions, SiO2-
troilite-rich clasts. Matrix essentially consists of pyroxene (Fs21.8)
and plagioclase (An72.3-90.0); abundant chromite-ilmenite
associations; rare, small Fe-Ni metal grains. Low shock stage,
weathering grade W1. Specimens: type specimen 1.7 g, MNHNP;
main mass with buyer. 

Northwest Africa 2251 ......................27°58'N , 7°57'W
Found 2001 October
Achondrite (howardite)
A fusion-crusted stone of 17 g was found by nomads on October
2001 near Tindouf (western Algeria). Mineralogy and
classification (A. Seddiki, Université d'Oran, Es-Sénia, Algeria,
and Universitè Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France; B. Moine,
J.Y. Cottin, Universitè Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France; V.
Sautter, J.P. Lorand, M. Denise, MNHNP): Cumulate eucritic and
diogenitic clasts in a clastic matrix. Eucrite clasts contain
plagioclase An90 (range An88-92), pigeonite (Fs43-53 Wo6-20) with
exsolved augite (Fs37 Wo25). Minor minerals are a silica phase,
troilite, Ti-chromite (TiO2 = 1.65 wt. %) and ilmenite. Diogenite
clasts are composed by orthopyroxene (Fs32-36 Wo2-4) with augite
exsolution lamellae (Fs42 Wo46), chromite, troilite and ilmenite.
The Fe/Mn atomic ratio in pyroxenes ranges from 24 to 30.
Eucritic clasts comprise <60 vol. % of the rock. The analyses of
the glass in the fusion crust corresponds to the bulk compositions
of howardites. The oxygen isotopic composition (18δO=5.2,
17δO=2.3, ∆17O = -0.4) confirms that this rock belongs to the
HED suite, although the ∆17O is slightly lower than the HED
grand mean. Specimens: main mass 16 g, MNHNP, thin section,
Universitè Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France.

Northwest Africa 2269 .........................27°55'N 7°50'W
Found 2002 March
Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)
The meteorite, found by Nomads near Tindouf (South West Algeria)
weighs 184g and is completely covered by a fusion crust.
Mineralogy and the classification (A. Seddiki, UO/UJM, B.
Moine, J.Y. Cottin, UJM; M. Denise, MNHNP). Chondrules are
less than 2 mm in diameter and are poorly abundant (<20%).
CAIs (Anorthite, Spinel and melilite) are different sizes and up to
1cm. The fine-grained matrix is very abundant. Chondrules consist
of non-equilibrated porphyric olivine (Fa0.7-Fa28), or Opx
(Fs0.91), glass, magnetite, pentlandite and a few rare spherules of
iron metal in the olivine crystals. In centre part of some opx
chondrules we finds anorthite (An85 Ab16), associated to the fassaïte
(Fs08 Wo44) and hedenbergite (Fs42 Wo50). In the matrix the
olivine is Fa55-91. Specimens: type specimen, 23.6g, MNHNP;
plus 4g and thin sections, UJM, main mass with finders. 

Northwest Africa 2289
Northwest Africa
Purchased 2003
Rumuruti chondrite (R3-6)
A single stone of 46.5 g was found in 2003 by an anonymous
finder in the Western Sahara. Classification and mineralogy (A.
Greshake): an brecciated 3-6 type Rumuruti chondrite; olivine,
Fa13.5-40.5; low Ca-pyroxene, Fs3.7-29.1Wo0.2-4.3; augite, Fs10.5Wo47.2;
plagioclase, An8.8-22; low degree of shock; low to moderately
weathered. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type
specimen 10.2 g plus one polished thin section MNB. 

NWA 2353
Purchased 2004
Primitive Achondrite (recrystalled H chondrite) H7 Metachondrite Transparent light Polorized light A single, poorly crusted stone of 580 g was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): completely recrystallized and highly equilibrated H chondrite (H7), no relict chondrules; grain size < 0.5 mm, mean = 0.2 mm; intensely fractured with abundance of subparallel compression fractures. Olivine, Fa 17.9, FeO/MnO = 34;orthopyroxene, Fs15.6Wo3.1, FeO/MnO = 19; plagioclase, An13.1Or2.6; chromite, cr# = 87; FeS, Ni = 1.65 wt %; metal (taenite only), Ni = 21.6 wt %; trace of merrilite. Weathering grade, W3 and lightly shocked (S2). Specimens: type specimen,20.1 g, NAU; main mass,Ken Regelman / Astronomical Research Network . Northwest Africa 2372 Northwest Africa Found 2004 Carbonaceous chondrite (CK4) A 440g single, brownish stone was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco in May 2004. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): contains ~ 33 vol. % chondrules that are typically smaller than most CK meteorites (< one mm dia.), abundant melilite–spinel CAIs rimmed by subcalcic augite, and partially rcrystallized matrix. Matrix olivine, Fa 29.5–34.2, FeO/MnO = 30.8– 37.8; low–Ca pyroxene, Fs25.3–29.0Wo0.9–5.3, FeO/MnO = 25.3– 29.0; plagioclase, An36.8–51.2 Or1.7–3.0; magnetite, Cr2O3, = 5.3 wt %, Al2O3, 5.3 wt %, TiO2 = 1.97 wt %, troilite, and Fe-, Mg-rich feldspathic glass. A portion of the glass has been replaced by terrestrial carbonate. Shock level is S2, weathering grade, W3. Specimens: type specimen, 23 g, NAU; main mass. Reed.
NWA 2373 Northwest Africa Purchased 2004 August Martian (basaltic shergottite) Small stones having a total weight of 18.1 g were purchased in Erfoud Morocco. Yellow brown with desert ablation/varnish surface only, no fusion crust. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): olivine phenocrysts (<1.25 mm in longest dimension) set in a fine-grained groundmass (<0.1 mm) of pigeonite, maskelynite, chromite, Ti-magnetite, augite, chlorapatite and sulfide. Olivine has cores of Fa30.7 FeO/MnO =51.9 and rims of Fa50.3, FeO/MnO = 53.3 and contains micron to submicron inclusions of chromite, glass, and barite. In thin section, one large olivine grain, which may be a xenocryst, is different from the rest with a core of Fa29.1, FeO/MnO = 43 and more tiny inclusions. A wide (0.2 to 0.4 mm), inclusion-free mantle on this grain is Fa32.3, FeO/MnO = 39.2. Pigeonite is zoned from Fs29.4Wo8.4 to Fs36.4 Wo14.1, FeO/MnO = 28; augite is Fs21.8 Wo29.1. Maskelynite is slightly zoned with a compositional average of An52.1Or2.1. Chromite, cr# = 87, fe# = 90.4. Overall texture, mineral content, and mineral compositions strongly suggest that this stone is paired with NWA 1068. Specimens: type specimen, and one thin section, NAU; main mass, Birdsell. Northwest Africa 2379 Northwest Africa Purchased 2004 August Achondrite (howardite) A 68 g stone with fusion crust was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): an unusual howardite that contains an array of plastically deformed shocked eucrite and diogenite clasts. Shock characteristics range from crushed cataclastics (S2-4), maskelynite-bearing (S4), recrystallized pyroxenes and plagioclase (S5) to melt clasts (S6) that contain olivine as the quenched mafic phase in place of typical pyroxenes. Diogenites: orthopyroxene, Fs25.0Wo2.9 (FeO/MnO = 29.4); plagioclase, An88.8; chromite, cr# = 76, mg# = 24. Eucrites: orthopyroxene, Fs47.8-61.4Wo1.4-2.3 (FeO/MnO = 31.2-36); pigeonite, Fs51.3- 56.8Wo7.7-12.6; augite, Fs27Wo28.1; plagioclase, An86.4-91.1. Quench olivine (<0.05 mm in diameter): cores, Fa17.9; rims, Fa36.4 (FeO/MnO = 41-47); low weathering grade. Specimens: type specimen, 13 g, NAU; main mass, G. Hupé. Northwest Africa 2400 Morocco or Algeria Purchased 2003 April Achondrite (ungrouped) A 137 g light tan to rusty brown, fully crusted stone was purchased in Rissani, Morocco in April 2003. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU; A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): composed mainly of approximately mm-sized, randomly oriented pigeonite (Fs64-64.8Wo5.6-6.4) with very fine, parallel exsolution lamellae of augite (Fs38-49.1Wo36.7-23), and interstitial, recrystallized plagioclase (<0.10 mm in size, ~An86Or0.5) with prominent triple junctions, and rare, unrecrystallized, tabular plagioclase relicts (<1 mm, zoned from An80to An89). FeO/MnO ratios for all pyroxenes range from 59.5 to 68.7 (avg. 64.7). Only small amounts of pyroxene are present in the recrystallized zones. Accessory minerals occurring predominantly in the recrystallized plagioclase zones include a silica polymorph, chromite [Cr/(Cr + Al) = 83, Fe/(Fe + Mg) = 67], ilmenite (53.5 wt. % TiO2, 43.6 wt. % FeO; with small baddeleyite inclusions), merrillite (some with minor amounts of Na2O, MgO, and FeO), Zn-bearing troilite, pentlandite, Crulvöspinel and altered Fe metal (associated with minor troilite, barite and calcite). Shock damage is not apparent and, with the exception of the oxidation of minor metal, weathering effects are very low. Oxygen isotopes (D. Rumble, CIW): replicate analyses by laser fluorination gave δ17O = - 0.15 ± 0.1, δ18O = 3.27 ± 0.2, ∆17O = -1.57 ± 0.03 per mil. In its texture, mineral mode, mineral compositions and oxygen isotope composition NWA 2400 is nearly identical to the anomalous achondrite NWA 011 (Yamaguchi et al., 2002; Promprated et al., 2003), which strongly indicates that these two stones are paired. Specimens: type specimen 20.2 g and three polished thin sections, NAU; main mass, anonymous purchaser. Northwest Africa 2428 Northwest Africa Found 2004 Iron (IAB) A single mass with a total weight of 1650 grams was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco in July, 2004. Description and provisional classification (John Wasson, UCLA): Cr 22 ug/g, Co 5.58 mg/g, Ni 117.7 mg/g, Cu 200 ug/g, Ga 16.8 ug/g, As 28.3 ug/g, Sb 180 ng/g, W 0.17 ug/g, Ir 1.09 ug/g, Au 2.646 ug/g. Based on this data the meteorite can be classified as a IAB subclass HL iron. Specimens: type specimen, 55 g UCLA, main mass, Birdsell. Northwest Africa 2434 Northwest Africa Purchased 2004 Achondrite (diogenite, metal-rich) A 441 g partially crusted stone was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco. Description and classification (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): highly brecciated, metal-rich diogenite with orthopyroxene fragments up to 11 mm in size and scattered recrystallized pockets. Modal content in vol. %: orthopyroxene, 86.2; metal, 7.3 (heterogeneously distributed, 4.3 to 13.2 vol. %); plagioclase, 5.5, phosphate, sulfide and chromite < 2. Orthopyroxene, Fs24.2Wo1.3 (FeO/MnO = 32.7); Ca-rich pyroxene, Fs8Wo46.9; plagioclase, An95.7; chromite, cr# = 69; metal, Ni = 6.5 wt. %. Very fresh; shock level, S2. Specimens: type specimen, 27.6 g, NAU; main mass, Hall. Northwest Africa 2480 Northwest Africa Found 2004 Achondrite (howardite) A single stone of 4.1 g almost completely covered with fusion crust was found spring 2004 by an anonymous finder in the North African Saharan desert and purchased March 2004in Rissani. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB): polymict breccia with basaltic eucrite and diogenitic clasts are set into a more fine-grained clastic matrix; dark impact melt fragments are rare; eucrite clasts contain plagioclase, An92.9 (range An87.9-96.8) and pigeonite, Fs25.8Wo8.7; minor phases include Al-Ti-chromite and troilite; diogenite clasts are composed mainly of orthopyroxene, Fs26.9-31.9Wo2.4-3.9; high degree of shock; low degree of weathering. Specimens: type specimen 1.15 g plus one polished thin sections MNB. Northwest Africa 2519 Algerian-Moroccan border Found 2004 Carbonaceous chondrite (CK4) One completely crusted stone weighing 44.5 g was purchased in Erfoud in September 2004. Classification and mineralogy (M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP): clear chondritic texture, with large chondrules (~500 µm) and large opaque nodules of associated pentlandite and magnetite with minor pyrrhotite. Silicates are generally very fissured and blackened by fine magnetite blebs. Their composition is very homogeneous; olivine Fa31.3 ± 0.4, 0.5 wt % NiO ; pyroxene Fs27.0 ± 1.1 Wo1.6 ± 2.0; clinopyroxene Fs9.1 Wo46.9; plagioclase An22 to An47, 0.13 wt% NiO. Magnetite is Crrich, 4.3 wt% Cr2O3, 0.6 wt% NiO, 0.3 wt% TiO. Estimated shock stage S3, weathering grade W2 (sulfide altered); magnetic susceptibility 4.61 (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE, Aix en Provence). Specimens: type specimen 9.4 g and one polished mount, MNHNP; main mass with Philippe Thomas. Northwest Africa 2520 Algeria Found 2004 Ordinary chondrite LL3 One partially crusted stone, weighing 75.5 g, was purchased in Erfoud in September 2004. Classification and mineralogy (M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP): brecciated; major part has abundant, large chondrules (>500µm), with entirely devitrified mesostasis (diopside and plagioclase, An12.3); several more or less melted clasts, in which the chondritic texture has been erased and opaques make up pervasive fine blebs in silicates. Olivine, Fa in the range 0.9-32.3, mean 25.0 ± 7.7, FeO-poor chondrule olivines are zoned; pyroxene, Fs in the range 3.5-33.7, mean 18.2 ± 8.9. Magnetic susceptibility 3.66 (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE, Aix en Provence). Estimated subtype 3.6-3.7 (from FeO zoning in olivine); estimated shock stage S4/S5; weathering grade W4 (metal and sulfide much altered). Specimens: type specimen 15.8 g and one polished mount, MNHNP; main mass with Philippe Thomas. Northwest Africa 2625 Northwest Africa Purchased 2004 August Achondrite (Ureilite) A 305 g single stone was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco. Description and classification (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): medium- to coarse-grained (< 4 mm), typical ureilite with pronounced preferred orientation of silicates, which are mostly elongated with curvilinear morphology. Pigeonite shows welldefined twinning; graphite and carbonaceous-metal-silicatemasses tend to cross trend the lineation direction with some small masses poikilitically enclosed by large pigeonite. The degree of olivine–pigeonite reduction is low to moderate. Olivine cores, Fa20.3 (Cr2O3 = 0.72 wt. %), rims are Fa8-10.8 (Cr2O3 = 0.53 wt. %); pigeonite, Fs17.4Wo7.6 (Cr2O3 up to 1.56 wt. %). Weathering is low grade and the shock level is S2. Specimens: type specimen, 22.2 g, NAU; main mass, G.Hupe. Northwest Africa 2626 Algeria Purchased 2004 November Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite) A 31.07 g completely crusted stone was purchased by M. Farmer (Farmer). Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU; A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): olivineorthopyroxene- phyric basaltic rock composed of euhedral to subhedral olivine phenocrysts and preferentially-oriented, prismatic low-Ca pyroxene phenocrysts in a groundmass of zoned pigeonite (Fs26.4Wo12.4 to Fs34.1Wo12.4), maskelynite (An66.0- 71.0Or0.4), olivine (Fa43.6-47.3), Ti-chromite (Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.72- 0.79; 9.2-19.8 wt. % TiO2), chromite (Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.71-0.86; 0.7-2.0 wt. % TiO2), merrillite, ilmenite, ulvöspinel and pyrrhotite. Olivine phenocrysts are zoned from Fa16.7 cores to Fa43.3 rims, and pyroxene phenocrysts have irregular cores of orthopyroxene (as magnesian as Fs17.9Wo2.4, with ~0.03 wt. % TiO2 and ~0.4 wt. % Al2O3) mantled by pigeonite (Fs25.4Wo4.4 to Fs37.0Wo12.7) with minor subcalcic augite (Fs21.7-24.0Wo 30.8-31.1). Specimens: type specimen, 6.4 g, and one polished thin section, NAU; one polished thin section, UWS; main mass, Anonymous. Northwest Africa 2627 Found 200 Achondrite (winonaite, anomalous) A 68g mostly crusted, partial stone was purchased in Erfoud in October 2004. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): recrystallized into polygonal and subhedral grains with the exception of large orthopyroxene grains (up to 3 mm) that poikilitically enclose olivine; heavily fractured, variable grain size, and heterogeneous distribution of phases.  Modal analyses (vol. %): orthopyroxene, 44; olivine, 41; FeS, 6; metal (and Fe-oxides), 5; plagioclase, 3 and minor merrilite, Ca-pyroxene and chromite. All silicates have very homogeneous compositions; olivine, Fa13.1, FeO/MnO = 26; orthopyroxene, Fs12.2 Wo2.7, FeO/MnO = 13.9; plagioclase, An21.9; metal, Ni = 6.7 wt % Ni. Oxygen isotope analyses are consistent with winonaites, mineralogy and mineral compositions are more consistent with lodranite assemblages. Weathering grade is W2/3 with ferric Fe staining; shock level is S2. Specimens; type example, 13.7 g, NAU: main mass, Strope/Farmer. Northwest Africa 2635 Northwest Africa Purchased October 2004 Achondrite (ungrouped) A 4.2 kg, partially crusted stone was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU), results from one thin section (2.4 cm2): mostly recrystallized into fine-grained (<0.5 mm, avg. = 0.185 mm) polygonal and subhedral grains with the exception of several medium to large (1.2 –3.0 mm) orthopyroxene grains that contain very small olivine (<0.1 mm) inclusions. Very homogeneous assemblage, olivine and orthopyroxene analyses are within the precision of the electron microprobe (± 0.15 mol %). Olivine, Fa18.9 (FeO/MnO = 38.1); orthopyroxene, Fs16.8Wo2.9 (FeO/MnO = 20.0); plagioclase, An15.1Or4.7; metal (only taenite found), Ni = 18.9 wt. %; chromite (only one grain found), cr# = 84.5; FeS, Ni = 1.42 wt. % and Co = 0.28 wt. %, minor merrillite. Oxygen isotope replicate analyses (D. Rumble, CIW) of acid washed, bulk sample by lased fluorination gave δ17O = 3.23 and 2.98, δ18O = 5.03 and 4.37 and ∆17O = 0.614 and 0.708. Weathering grade, W2/3 with staining; shock level, low. Specimens: type sample, 23.2 g, NAU; main mass, Strope/Farmer. Northwest Africa 2639 Northwest Africa Purchased 2004 Mesosiderite Three complete stones weighing 539 g in total with black to brown surfaces, were purchased in Erfoud, Morocco. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): mesosiderite with nearly equal portions of metal and silicates; metal composed of mostly continuous aggregates of metal balls (0.2-0.4 mm diameter) that resemble grape clusters and enclose clumps of silicates. Orthopyroxene, Fs23.1-25.5Wo1.7-3.3 (FeO/MnO = 23.5- 27.9); plagioclase, An88.9; chromite, cr# = 82; metal, Ni = 6.1-7.0 wt. %, merrillite and troilite. Shock level moderate and a weathering grade of W1. Specimens: type specimen, 21.1 g, NAU; main mass, A. Hupe. Northwest Africa 2641 Northwest Africa Purchased 2004 Achondrite (howardite) A complete and crusted 97 g stone was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): fine to medium-grained (≤ 1.5 mm) howardite with a modal content of (in vol. %): diogenites, 65; cumulate texture, 24, subophitic basalts, 6 other, 5. Diogenite orthopyroxenes, Fs12.7- 24Wo0.6-2.7 (FeO/MnO = 27.1-30.3); cumulate basalts, Fs29- 57.4Wo1.9-3.7; cumulate basalt chromite, Cr# = 82. Shock level, moderate, low weathering grade. Specimens: type specimen, 18.8 g, NAU; main mass, Reed. Northwest Africa 2644 Northwest Africa Purchased 2004 Achondrite (howardite) A 216 g dark, crusted stone was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco in August 2004. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): composed of typical cumulate and basaltic eucrite clasts and large (up to 2.8 mm diameter), very dark shock-melt and breccia clasts of glass, quench crystals, and shocked diogenite and eucrite fragments, all set in a very light-colored and fine-grained matrix. In addition, irregular to sub-rounded metal grains up to 3 mm in diameter are present within the shocked clasts and randomly distributed in the matrix. Diogenite orthopyroxene, Fs21.3-29Wo0.8-3.1 (FeO/MnO = 24.5-32.4); shocked clast pigeonite, Fs29.1-31.8Wo3.4-6.1 (FeO/MnO = 30.2=33.4); cumulate pyroxene, Fs51.4-56.4Wo2.9-3.8; large plagioclase fragments, An90-94.2; metal, Ni = 4.4–18.3 wt. %. Low-grade weathering and low level shock; shock-melt/breccia clasts experienced high shock levels. Specimens: 22.0 g type sample, NAU; main mass, Oakes. Northwest Africa 2645 Northwest Africa Purchased 2004 Enstatite chondrite (EL6) A single stone of 166 g was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco. Description and classification (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): Cataclastic, fine-grained (<0.20 mm) with very rare relict chondule fragments. Contains orthopyroxene, Fs1.6Wo1.4; plagioclase, An5.4–11.1Or0.7-5.4; metal. Ni = 3.75 wt. %, Si = 0.93- 1.45 wt. %, troilite, Ti = 3.1 wt. %, schreibersite, and daubreelite. Shock level is S2 and the weathering grade is W3 with moderate staining. Specimens: type sample, 21.3 g, NAU; main mass, Oakes. Northwest Africa 2650 Northwest Africa Purchased 2004 Achondrite (cumulate eucrite) A 2224 g complete stone that measures 189 mm x 112 mm x 82 mm at the widest points, with fresh crust was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco, Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU):cataclastic, cumulate eucrite; coarse-grained (plagioclase up to 7 mm and pyroxenes to 5 mm); zones of intense crushing with minor recrystallization; discontinuous melt veins and pockets. Plastic deformation and offset faulting in plagioclase; minor amounts of maskelynite; undulatory extinction, shock twinning, and reduced birefringence in pyroxenes; shock level, S3-5. Extensive development of albite, Carlsbad, and complex igneous twinning in plagioclase. Exsolution lamellae of subcalcic augite (Fs52.5Wo15.9) in inverted ferrohypersthene (Fs61.1Wo3.8) and separate grains of augite (Fs25.1Wo45.7), FeO/MnO of all pyroxenes between 32.2 and 34.8. Plagioclase, An90.8 and minor amounts of ilmenite and chromite, cr# = 68-75. Low weathering grade. Specimens: type specimen, 23.1 g, NAU; main mass, D. Schultz. Northwest Africa 2656 Morocco or Algeria Found 2003 Achondrite (acapulcoite) TKW 10KG + A 386 g broken stone with weathered fusion crust(part of a larger ~7.5 kg mass found in 2003) was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco in 2004 for N. Oakes (Oakes).  Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU; A. Irving, UWS): recrystallized into homogeneous polygonal and subhedral grains; grain size is less than one millimeter; somewhat equal distribution of phases.  Low level shock (equal to S2); weathering grade is W3.  Olivine (Fa8.0, FeO/MnO = 16-19, N = 25), orthopyroxene (Fs8.4Wo2.4, N = 17), plagioclase (An18.3–21.0Or2.8–3.4), chromite [(Cr/Cr+Al) = 0.85, Mg/(Mg+Fe) = 0.41], troilite, schreibersite and kamacite.  Oxygen isotopes (D. Rumble, CIW): replicate analyses by laser fluorination gave d17O = 1.71,1.69; d18O = 5.05, 5.04; D17O  = -0.953, -0.973 per mil, respectively; the oxygen isotopic composition suggests that this specimen is an acapulcoite (Rumble et al., 2005).  Paired with NWA2871 , NWA2969 , NWA2714 for a TKW 9.243KG Specimens: type specimen, 21 g, and one polished thin section, NAU; main mass, Oakes. Northwest Africa 2677 Northwest Africa Found 2004 Iron (IIICD) A single mass with a total weight of 100 grams were purchased in Erfoud, Morocco in September 2004. Description and provisional classification (Andrew Campbell U. Chicago): Fe, wt% 86.5, Co, wt% 0.585, Ni, wt% 12.8, Ga 7.8 ppm, Mo 3.81 ppm, Ru 0.174 ppm, Rh 0.211 ppm, Pd 6.6 ppm, W 0.135 ppm, Re 0.010 ppm, Os 0.058 ppm, Ir 0.066 ppm, Pt 0.131 ppm, Au 1.83 ppm. Specimens: type specimen, 17 g UCLA, 4g U. Chicago; main mass, Birdsell. Northwest Africa 2699 Northwest Africa Found 2005 Achondrite Acaulcoite paired with NWA 2656 A 1294 g was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco   Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU; A. Irving, UWS): recrystallized into homogeneous polygonal and subhedral grains; grain size is less than one millimeter; somewhat equal distribution of phases.  Low level shock (equal to S2); weathering grade is W3.  Olivine (Fa8.0, FeO/MnO = 16-19, N = 25), orthopyroxene (Fs8.4Wo2.4, N = 17), plagioclase (An18.3–21.0Or2.8–3.4), chromite [(Cr/Cr+Al) = 0.85, Mg/(Mg+Fe) = 0.41], troilite, schreibersite and kamacite.  Oxygen isotopes (D. Rumble, CIW): replicate analyses by laser fluorination gave d17O = 1.71, 1.69; d18O = 5.05, 5.04; D17O  = -0.953, -0.973 per mil, respectively; the oxygen isotopic composition suggests that this specimen is an acapulcoite ( Rumble et al., 2005).  Specimens: type specimen, 21 g, and one polished thin section, NAU; Northwest Africa 2714 Northwest Africa Found 2005 Achondrite Acaulcoite paired with NWA 2656 A 100 g was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco  TKW 10KG + Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU; A. Irving, UWS): recrystallized into homogeneous polygonal and subhedral grains; grain size is less than one millimeter; somewhat equal distribution of phases.  Low level shock (equal to S2); weathering grade is W3.  Olivine (Fa8.0, FeO/MnO = 16-19, N = 25), orthopyroxene (Fs8.4Wo2.4, N = 17), plagioclase (An18.3–21.0Or2.8–3.4), chromite [(Cr/Cr+Al) = 0.85, Mg/(Mg+Fe) = 0.41], troilite, schreibersite and kamacite.  Oxygen isotopes (D. Rumble, CIW): replicate analyses by laser fluorination gave d17O = 1.71, 1.69; d18O = 5.05, 5.04; D17O  = -0.953, -0.973 per mil, respectively; the oxygen isotopic composition suggests that this specimen is an acapulcoite ( Rumble et al., 2005).  Specimens: type specimen, 21 g, and one polished thin section, NAU; Northwest Africa 2737 Northwest Africa Purchased 2001 Martian Meteorite Chassigny With 611 gr TKW, it is very close to Chassigny known mass. Scientists found that, unlike Chassigny, NWA 2737 was strongly shocked; the pressure was so high that it turned the olivine black. Such a deformation in olivine was never observed before. Chassigny displays a rather typical oxygen isotopic composition, placing it clearly within the SNC field. Its crystallization age of 1.36 billion years and its compositional and elemental trends, indicate a close relationship exists between Chassigny and the nakhlites, and suggests an origin from the same parent magma on Mars. However, Chassigny contains noble gas values that are entirely different from those found in other SNC members or in the Martian atmosphere. It is suspected that these gases might originate from the Martian mantle, suggesting a formation for Chassigny within a magma pluton deep inside the Martian crust. Chassigny is a cumulate rock, resembling a terrestrial dunite. It consists of about 91% iron-rich olivine, 5% clinopyroxene, 1.7% plagioclase, 1.4% chromite, 0.3% melt inclusions, and other accessory minerals and phases. The melt inclusions contain rare amphiboles, and cracks within Chassigny are filled with carbonate and sulfate salts, indicating a mild pre-terrestrial aqueous alteration. Main Mass Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut Northwest Africa 2738 Algeria Found 2002- 2003 Achondrite (Howardite) One single stone of 370 g mostly covered with fresh fusion crust was found in winter 2002/2003 by an anonymous finder in the Western Saharan desert. Classification and mineralogy (V.Moggi- Cecchi; G.Pratesi): polymict breccia with cumulate eucrite and diogenite fragments, not exceeding 10% of the total surface. Orthopyroxene fragments are commonly found set into a clastic matrix. Other types of fragments include large blocky plagioclase (An89.58Ab9.95Or0.47), augite exsolution lamellae (Fs27.52En28.84Wo43.64) and low-Ca pyroxene (Fs59.84En35.27Wo4.89) clasts; minor phases are sulfides and Fe-Ni metal. Oxygen isotope data (δ17O=+1.754 ‰ δ 18O=+3.731‰; ∆17O=-0.186‰ - I.Franchi, R.Greenwood, OU) point to an interpretation as HED even if the ∆17O value is slightly more positive than the mass fractionation line for HEDs, probably due to terrestrial contamination. The degree of shock is low as well as weathering. Specimens: Main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 30 g plus one polished thin section MSP. Northwest Africa 2739 Algeria Found 2002-2003 Achondrite (Howardite) Four stones weighing 824 g in total covered with fresh fusion crust were found in winter 2002/2003 by an anonymous finder in the Western Saharan desert. Classification and mineralogy (V.Moggi-Cecchi; G.Pratesi): polymict breccia mainly with cumulate eucrite fragments; diogenite fragments not exceed 10% of the total surface. Orthopyroxene crystals, commonly set into a clastic matrix, are the main silicate phase. Their compositions vary from more Fe-rich terms (Fs24.43En73.90Wo1.67) to more Mgrich terms (Fs12.18En87.66Wo0.16). Other types of fragments include large plagioclase (An92.52Ab7.00Or0.48) and augite; minor phases are sulfides and Fe-Ni metal; a chromite grain with Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.88 and Fe:Mn:Mg ratios = 0.85:0.02:0.13) is also present. Oxygen isotope measurements (δ 17O = +1.554‰; δ 18O = +3.439‰; ∆17O = -0.234‰ - I.Franchi, R.Greenwood, Open University) plot on the HED area, with a slightly more negative value. Shock degree is low as well as degree of weathering. Specimens: Main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 35 g plus one polished thin section MSP.
Northwest Africa 2794
Northwest Africa
Purchased 2005
Achondrite (howardite)
A 145 g single stone, partially crusted, was purchased in Erfoud, 
Morocco. Description and classification (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): 
fine to medium cumulate basalt clast size (< 3 mm dia.) and even finer 
grained subophitic basalts (< one mm); diogenite fragments up to 8 mm. 
Cumulate basalt pyroxenes: orthopyroxene, Fs 49.4 – 64.7 Wo 2.1 – 2.5; 
exsolved pigeonite, Fs45.1 – 54.4Wo 13.1 – 6.7; Ca-pyroxene, 
Fs36.0 – 47.1Wo19.6 –24.1; all pyroxene FeO/MnO (N = 27), 29-34. 
Diogenite  orthopyroxene, Fs26.7 – 30Wo2.2 – 2.5 (FeO/MnO = 24 – 30). 
Light to moderately shocked; weathering grade, moderate. 
Specimens: type sample, 21.4 g, NAU; main mass, G Hupé.

Northwest Africa 2795
Northwest Africa
Purchased 2005
Achondrite (diogenite)
A 329 g partial stone with moderately weathered crust was procured
 in Erfoud, Morocco. Description and classification 
(J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): brecciated, fine to coarse grain size 
(< one cm). Contains orthopyroxene (Fs26.2Wo2.5, FeO/MnO = 29.5), 
minor Ca-pyroxene (Fs18.5Wo28.8), plagioclase (An87.7), chromite (cr#, 78.7), 
ilmenite, and kamacite. Slight oxidation of kamacite and moderately shocked 
(some maskelynite and high strain in orthopyroxene), 
Specimens: type specimen, 20.4 g, NAU; main mass, G. Hupe.

Northwest Africa 2866
Morocco
Found 2005
Achondrite  Acaulcoite  paired with NWA 2656 TKW 10KG +
A 213 g  was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco  
Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU; A. Irving, UWS): 
recrystallized into homogeneous polygonal and subhedral grains; grain size 
is less than one millimeter; somewhat equal distribution of phases.  
Low level shock (equal to S2); weathering grade is W3.  
Olivine (Fa8.0, FeO/MnO = 16-19, N = 25), orthopyroxene (Fs8.4Wo2.4, N = 17), 
plagioclase (An18.3–21.0Or2.8–3.4), chromite [(Cr/Cr+Al) = 0.85, Mg/(Mg+Fe) = 0.41], 
troilite, schreibersite and kamacite.  Oxygen isotopes (D. Rumble, CIW): 
replicate analyses by laser fluorination gave d17O = 1.71, 1.69; 
d18O = 5.05, 5.04; D17O  = -0.953, -0.973 per mil, respectively; 
the oxygen isotopic composition suggests that this specimen is an acapulcoite (
Rumble et al., 2005).  Specimens: type specimen, 21 g, and one polished thin section, 
NAU; 

Northwest Africa 2871
Morocco
Found 2005  
Achondrite  Acaulcoite  paired with NWA2656 NWA2989, NWA2714, NWA2866 TKW10KG +   
3467 g 1 stone  Fa8.4  Fs9.1; An24.3; chromite, cr# = 71
  Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU; A. Irving, UWS): 
recrystallized into homogeneous polygonal and subhedral grains; grain size 
is less than one millimeter; somewhat equal distribution of phases.  
Low level shock (equal to S2); weathering grade is W3.  
Olivine (Fa8.0, FeO/MnO = 16-19, N = 25), orthopyroxene (Fs8.4Wo2.4, N = 17), 
plagioclase (An18.3–21.0Or2.8–3.4), chromite [(Cr/Cr+Al) = 0.85, Mg/(Mg+Fe) = 0.41], 
troilite, schreibersite and kamacite.  Oxygen isotopes (D. Rumble, CIW): 
replicate analyses by laser fluorination gave d17O = 1.71, 1.69; 
d18O = 5.05, 5.04; D17O  = -0.953, -0.973 per mil, respectively; 
the oxygen isotopic composition suggests that this specimen is an acapulcoite  
 
Northwest Africa 2873
Morocco
Found 2002
Achondrite (howardite)
One fresh-looking stone, weighing 36 g, covered with a cracked
fusion crust, was purchased in Morocco. Classification and
mineralogy (M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP): breccia composed of a
relatively fine-grained matrix made up of angular crystals, in
which 3 kinds of mm-sized clasts are embedded: diogenitic clasts
(pyroxene, plagioclase), basaltic eucritic clasts (pigeonite, augite,
plagioclase), and granular-textured eucritic clasts. Minor phases
include silica in small areas, associated with opaques (ilmenite,
chromite, pyrrhotite, rarely metal). Dominant diogenitic
orthopyroxene, Fs22.3 Wo1.8; associated plagioclase An83-95.
Eucritic pyroxene, Fs35.1 Wo5.8 - Fs52.3 Wo18.3. Low shock stage;
weathering grade W1. Specimens: type specimen 7.4 g and one
polished mount, MNHNP; main mass with Gérard Merlier. 

Northwest Africa 2890
Northwest Africa
Found 2004
Achondrite (howardite)
A single stone of 132 g was found 2004 by an anonymous finder in the 
North African Saharan desert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake): 
polymict breccia with eucritic and diogenitic fragments embedded in a 
clastic matrix; contains dark impact melt fragments; eucrite clasts consist 
mainly of frequently exsolved Ca-pyroxene and plagioclase; plagioclase, 
An96.4-97.3; pigeonite, Fs37.3-53.0Wo9.3-13.4; augite, Fs23.0-31.1Wo39.6-43.3; 
minor phases include olivine, Mg-Al-chromite and ilmenite; 
diogenitic lithologies are dominated by sometimes zoned orthopyroxene, 
Fs18.8-32.0; low degree of shock; low degree of weathering. main mass, 
Stefan Ralew, Germany; type specimen 22.1 g plus one polished thin sections MNB.

Northwest Africa 2895
Northwest Africa
Found 2004
Achondrite (ureilite)
A single stone of 43 g was found 2004 by an anonymous finder in the 
North African Saharan desert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake): 
dominantly composed of large pigeonite crystals often enclosing small pyroxenes 
and olivines; olivine is less abundant than pyroxene; olivine, Fa3.1-12.2; pigeonite, 
Fs9.9-10.8Wo5.2-10.1; pigeonite contains up to 1.1 wt% Cr2O3; oxygen isotopes 
(I. Franchi and R. C. Greenwood, OU): d17O = +3.27‰, d18O = +8.243‰, 
D17O = -1.016‰; shock stage, S3; low degree of weathering. 
Specimens: main mass, Stefan Ralew, Germany; 
type specimen 8.9 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Northwest Africa 2897
Northwest Africa
Found 2004
Rumuruti chondrite (R3-6)
One small stone of 23.3 g was found 2004 by an anonymous finder in the 
North African Saharan desert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake): 
an brecciated 3-6 type Rumuruti chondrite; olivine, Fa1.2-59.8; low Ca-pyroxene, 
Fs1.5-30Wo0.1-4.9; augite, Fs7-17Wo24.4-48.5; plagioclase, An4.9-14; oxygen isotopes 
(I. Franchi and R. C. Greenwood, OU): d17O = +5.542‰, d18O = +5.06‰, 
D17O = +2.91‰ are close to Rumuruti itself; low degree of shock (S2); 
low degree of weathering (W0/1). Specimens: main mass, Stefan Ralew, Germany; 
type specimen 5.75 g plus one polished thin section MNB

Northwest Africa 2898
Found 2003
H7
A single stone of 136 g was found 2003 by an anonymous finder in the 
North African Saharan desert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake): 
displays a totally recrystallized texture of olivine, low-Ca-pyroxene, 
and feldspar with abundant 120° triple junctions; chondrules are absent; 
olivine, Fa17.7; low-Ca-pyroxene, Fs15.6Wo3.6; feldspar, An12.3-18.9; 
oxygen isotopes (I. Franchi and R. C. Greenwood, OU): 17O = +2.905?, 
18O = +4.4?, 17O = +0.617? indicate a relationship to H chondrites; 
degree of shock, S2; degree of weathering, W1/2. Specimens: main mass, 
Stefan Ralew, Germany; type specimen 23 g plus one polished thin section MNB


Northwest Africa 2899
Northwest Africa
Found 2004
H chondrite related impact melt rock
A single stone of 11 g was found 2004 by an anonymous finder in the 
North African Saharan desert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake): 
the stone is composed of small mostly euhedral olivines embedded into a glassy groundmass;
most olivines show a pronounced compositional zoning with Mg-rich cores and 
Fe-rich rims or vice versa; small spherical FeNi-sulfides are often found in the groundmass; 
other opaque phases are FeNi-metal; chondrules are absent; 
olivine, Fa6.1-23.9; oxygen isotopes (I. Franchi and R. C. Greenwood, OU): 
d17O = +3.088‰, d18O = +4.898‰, D17O = +0.541‰ suggest a relationship to H chondrites; 
degree of shock, impact melted; degree of weathering, W0/1. Specimens: main mass, 
Stefan Ralew, Germany; type specimen 2.5 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Northwest Africa 2900
Northwest Africa
Found 2004 
Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)
One stone of 1375 g was found 2004 by an anonymous finder in the 
North African Saharan desert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake): 
The stone has a grayish appearance and contains up to cm-sized dark- 
and light-colored inclusions; is composed of large chondrules, CAIs, 
and mineral fragments are set into a fine-grained grayish matrix; olivine, 
Fa14.2 (range Fa0.2-31.1), low-Ca pyroxene, Fs0.8-22.9; oxygen isotopes 
(I. Franchi and R. C. Greenwood, OU): d17O = -1.361‰, d18O = +3.027‰, 
D17O = -2.935‰; low degree of shock; moderate degree of weathering. 
Specimens: main mass, Stefan Ralew, Germany; type specimen 20.5 g 
plus one polished thin section MNB.

Northwest Africa 2901
Northwest Africa
Found 2004 
Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)
One stone of 308 g was found 2004 by an anonymous finder in the 
North African Saharan desert. Classification and mineralogy 
(A. Greshake): large chondrules, CAIs, and mineral fragments are set into 
a fine-grained dark appearing matrix; olivine, Fa25.9 (range Fa0.4-32.1), 
low-Ca pyroxene, Fs20.8-22.7; oxygen isotopes (I. Franchi and R. C. Greenwood, OU): 
d17O = -1.226‰, d18O = +3.587‰, D17O = -3.091‰ are consistent with a CV3 classification; 
low degree of shock; strong degree of weathering. Specimens: main mass, Stefan Ralew, 
Germany; type specimen 21.1 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Northwest Africa 2902
Northwest Africa
Found 2003
L chondrite related impact melt rock
Several stones totaling 1000 g were found 2003 by an anonymous finder in the 
North African Saharan desert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake): 
displays a Fe,Ni-metal-poor and a Fe.Ni-metal-rich lithology; both consist of small olivines, 
pyroxenes, and opaque phases embedded into a glassy Si-Al-rich groundmass; 
Ca-rich pyroxenes are rare; olivine and pyroxene are often compositionally 
zoned and sometimes pyroxene is overgrown by olivine; opaque phases are 
Fe,Ni-sulfides and Fe,Ni-metal; chondrules are absent; olivine, Fa12.9-23.9; pyroxene, 
Fs11.2-19.7Wo1.1-2.7; oxygen isotopes (I. Franchi and R. C. Greenwood, OU): metal-poor lithology, 
d17O = +3.24‰, d18O = +4.095‰, D17O = +1.106‰; metal-rich lithology, d17O = +3.452‰, 
d18O = +4.505‰, D17O = +1.109‰ suggest both a relationship to L chondrites; degree of shock, 
impact melted; degree of weathering, W1/2. Specimens: main mass, Stefan Ralew, Germany; 
type specimen 22.7 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Northwest Africa 2904
Northwest Africa
Found spring 2003
Achondrite (polymict eucrite)
Four stones totaling 29.04 g were found spring 2003 in the Occidental Sahara. 
Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake and M. Kurz): a polymict breccia consisting of 
lithic and mineral clasts set into a more fine-grained brecciated groundmass of 
dominantly plagioclase and often exsolved Ca-pyroxene; plagioclase frequently contains 
pyroxene and ilmenite inclusions; plagioclase, An84.6-90.7; low-Ca-pyroxene, 
Fs44.5-55.8Wo1.8-2.1; Ca-pyroxene, Fs22.3-43.4Wo15.6-42.6; minor phases include Ti-rich chromite, 
silica and ilmenite; oxygen isotopes (I. Franchi and R. C. Greenwood, OU): 
d17O = +2.16‰, d18O = +4.58‰, D17O = -0.222‰ and (R. Clayton and T. Mayeda, UChi): 
d17O = +2.13, d18O = +4.74, Δ17O = -0.33; moderate to strong degree of shock; high degree of 
weathering. Main mass with anonymous finder; 
type specimen 9.95 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Northwest Africa 2923
Algeria
Found 2005
Mesosiderite
Over 280 kg (several thousand pieces) have been recovered from a 
small strewn field in Algeria. The largest known piece is ~ 5 kg, 
most are small pieces that weigh less than 200 g. Description and 
classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): a fine-grained (<0.5 mm) 
matrix that consists of brecciated and partially recrystallized 
subophitic to granular basalts and encloses larger (up to 2.5 mm) 
subrounded to subangular olivine (Fa28) and pigeonite (Fs31Wo5.4; 
Cr2O3 = 0.87 and Al2O3 = 1.28 wt %; FeO/MnO = 25.7) that rarely shows twinning. 
These cataclastic basalts contain unusually calcic plagioclase 
(An99.3) with little FeO (<0.04 wt %); highly twinned pigeonite 
is compositional similar to the much larger clast pigeonite (Fs32Wo5.7), 
but with very little Cr2O3 and Al2O3; merrilite is also present. 
Metal (Ni = 6.6 wt % ) is irregular in shape and typically 
< 2 mm in size with the exceptions of metal aggregates and rare, 
cm sized metal nuggets with included pigeonite and cataclastic matrix. 
Weathering grade is variable and dependent on the specimen size. 
Specimens: type sample, 85 g, NAU; Farmer, 86 kg.

Northwest Africa 2945
Algeria
Found 2005
Mesosiderite
10 Kg largest mass 1080g
Description and  (paired with NWA 2923 per T. Bunch of NAU )
classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): a fine-grained (<0.5 mm) 
matrix that consists of brecciated and partially recrystallized 
subophitic to granular basalts and encloses larger (up to 2.5 mm) 
subrounded to subangular olivine (Fa28) and pigeonite (Fs31Wo5.4; 
Cr2O3 = 0.87 and Al2O3 = 1.28 wt %; FeO/MnO = 25.7) that rarely shows twinning. 
These cataclastic basalts contain unusually calcic plagioclase 
(An99.3) with little FeO (<0.04 wt %); highly twinned pigeonite 
is compositional similar to the much larger clast pigeonite (Fs32Wo5.7), 
but with very little Cr2O3 and Al2O3; merrilite is also present. 
Metal (Ni = 6.6 wt % ) is irregular in shape and typically 
< 2 mm in size with the exceptions of metal aggregates and rare, 
cm sized metal nuggets with included pigeonite and cataclastic matrix. 
Weathering grade is variable and dependent on the specimen size. 
Purchased in Morocco by the Astronomical Research Network 
Specimen : type sample 20g , NAU: ARN 10 Kg

Northwest Africa 2968
Northwest Africa
Purchased 2005
Achondrite (Dunite with HEDO affinities
History: A 268 g bag of rectangular to blocky, dark brown meteorite fragments 
was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco in November 2005 (collected by nomads in 2004). 
Petrography (T, Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU; A. Irving, UWS): 
Massive olivine-rich rock of very large grain size (17 mm to >25 mm; maximum size 
is unknown because of the tendency to fracture on cutting). 
Curved to linear compression and shear fractures are sub-parallel to one of the 
extinction directions in olivine and are responsible for the common 
rectangular/blocky habit. Twenty-three pieces (1.8 to 20.1 g) were surveyed. 
Olivine accounts for > 95 vol. % with small amounts of tiny grains (< 0.03 mm) 
of orthopyroxene, metal, troilite, and pyrrhotite commonly found within fractures 
and as rare inclusions in olivine. Large domain offset, isolated mosaicness, and 
undulatory extinction are prevalent in olivine. Mineralogy: 
Equilibrated olivine is Fa7.5±0.2, FeO/MnO = 48 g/g (Cr2O3 and NiO are < 0.03 wt. %); 
orthopyroxene, Fs6.7Wo1.5, FeO/MnO = 26 g/g; kamacite, Ni = 4.7-6.8; taenite, 
Ni = 39.1-50.7 wt. %; troilite, Ni = 0.36 wt. %; pyrrhotite, Ni = 1.7-4.7 wt. %. 
Oxygen isotopes (D. Rumble, CIW): a cleaned and metal-free sample was analyzed 
by laser fluorination. Replicate analyses are: d17O, 1.44 and 1.46; d18O, 3.08 and 3.64, 
and D17O, -0.178 and -0.212, respectively, and are consistent with HEDO meteorites. 
Classification: Achondrite (dunite with HEDO affinities). 
Specimens: 22 g, NAU; main mass holder, B. Reed.
 
NWA 2975 
Morocco
Found 2005
Basaltic shergottite subgroup of Martian Ca-rich pyroxene (augite),   
Ca-poor pyroxene (pigeonite), large amounts of plagioclase 
(now, shock-formed maskelynite) and minor amounts of phosphates and 
Fe-, Ti-oxides. The pyroxenes are compositionally zoned, i. e., 
Mg-rich crystal cores and Fe-rich rims that formed in a rapidly cooled 
magmatic flow. However, NWA 2975 is unusual in that the zoning is mostly 
lacking and may indicate that it cooled more slowly in a thicker volcanic 
flow (> 10 meters) and/or deeper flow compared with the other known 
basaltic shergottites. In addition, NWA 2975 is probably the freshest 
of Martian finds . One stone 70.1g Mike Farmer and Associates .
Ted Bunch quotes in recent emails to us: 

Melt pockets of bubbly dark glass; pyroxene phenocrysts 
< 2 mm; plagioclase (maskelynite) ~one mm; sparse “spinel”; 
Very fresh with a weathering grade of only 0/1; shock 4-6.

This is a 2 pyroxene basaltic shergottite that lacks most 
of the strong compositional zoning of other basaltic shergottites. 
In addition, it appears to be blessed with a higher abundance of 
K-rich glasses and plagioclase (maskeynite) relative to most others.

Northwest Africa 2976
Northwest Africa
Find: 2005
Achondrite (ungrouped)

History: A complete 219 g stone with no crust was purchased in Erfoud,
Morocco in November 2005. Petrography: (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU)
Contains mm-sized pigeonite with exsolved augite lamellae surrounded by
recrystallized plagioclase and minor amounts of relict plagioclase of
similar composition. Geochemistry: Pigeonite (Fs64.8Wo6.1), FeO/MnO = 64;
Augite (Fs44.2 Wo27.3); Plagioclase (An84.0 ­ 86.8). Abundant chromite is
observed. The sample also contains minor amounts of Zn-bearing FeS,
Cr-ulvöspinel, silica and phosphate. Classification: Achondrite (Ungrouped).
This meteorite is paired with NWA 2400 and NWA 011. Although no oxygen
isotopic data has yet been obtained, the petrography is essentially
identical to these two meteorites. Shock effects are minimal and internal
weathering is very low. Specimens: A 23.2 g sample is on deposit at NAU.
Farmer/Stroup hold the main mass.

Northwest Africa 2977
Morocco
Found 2005
Lunar meteorite
NWA 2977 is a lunar gabbro meteorite that contains two pyroxenes, 
olivine, plagioclase shocked to maskelynite, K, Ba feldspar, and various Cr, 
Fe, Ti oxides. This cumulate lunar rock (cumulate = accumulation of crystals 
by gravity settling in a magma) probably originated in the lunar highlands 
environment as a thick lava flow or as a shallow intrusive into the highlands crust. 
After formation, the gabbro was moderately shocked by hypervelocity impact.
NAU main mass Mike Farmer

Northwest Africa 2981
Algeria
Purchased August 2005
Ordinary chondrite (L chondrite microporphyry)
 History: 
A small 19 g,lightly weathered and partially crusted stone was purchased in Erfoud, August 2005. 
Petrography (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): consists of mostly small 
(< 0.5 mm) euhedral to subhedral olivine crystals set in a dark, MgO-, 
FeO-bearing feldspathic glass together with clusters of fine-grained (< 0.1 mm) 
anhedral olivine with scarce glass are scattered throughout as well as 
millimeter-sized clumps of Ni-Fe metal cores with sulfide rims. 
Mesostasis glass contains a connected network of skeletal, quench-formed augite 
and tiny, round to irregular shaped metal and sulfide grains. Mineralogy: 
Mean composition of olivine is Fa22.6, FeO/MnO = 46 g/g; rare orthopyroxene 
is Fs19.1 ± 7.1 mesostasis diopside, Fs12Wo43.4; pigeonite, Fs17.4-28.6Wo12-5.8 kamacite, 
Ni = 6.8 wt. %; mesostasis glass = SiO2, 67 wt. %; Al2O3, 10.2 wt. %; CaO, 5.7 wt. %; 
Na2O, 2.17 wt. %; K2O, 2.13 wt. %; MgO, 5.9 wt. % and FeO, 3.0 wt. %. 
Classification: L chondrite microporphyry. 
NWA 2981 is very similar to chondritic microporphyric clasts common in ordinary chondritic 
breccias that are assumed to be products of quenched impact melts (Dodd and Jarosewich, 
1975; Rubin 1985). Apparently, NWA 2981 was ejected from its parent body 
during an impact event. Specimens: type specimen, 4.1 g, NAU; main mass holder, G. Hupe. 

Northwest 2995
Morocco
Found November 2005
Lunar Meteorite
This is the newest Lunar meteorite known. It was found in November 2005, and was 
just classified. It is a Feldspathic breccia, Lunar Meteorite. 
It contains many highlands fine-grained lithologies including Norite, 
olivine basalt, subophitic basalt, gabbro, KREEP basalt, troctolite, 
granulitic impact melts, and anorthosite. In addition, the assemblage 
appears to be further characterized by large amounts of breccia-within-breccia, 
at least 4 generations of brecciation was observed in one, cm-sized breccia clast. 
Weathering grade level 1. Main mass Farmer/Strope. 

Northwest Africa 2999
Morocco
Found 2004
Angrite 
NWA 2999 was brought back from a Moroccan expedition in August of 2004.  
This meteorite was not recognized as being anything exceptional until April of 2005, 
when Greg Hupé found time to investigate the entire haul from this trip.  
After examining hundreds of suspected meteorites he found 12 complete stones totaling 
392 grams that looked somewhat different from the rest.  
Nobody would have guessed these stones would turn out to be ultra-rare Angrites, 
because texturally they look completely different from what most would expect.  
A sample was liberated from one of the stones and sent to Northern Arizona University 
and a second sample from a different stone was sent to the University of Washington.  
Both laboratories found that the mineral compositions matched those of Angrites.  
A decision was made to sample and test each of the 12 stones because the potential 
for additional important findings is great. 
Angrite NWA 2999: A group of stones (totaling at least 2.4 kg) found in 
Northwest Africa in 2004 represent the tenth known example of the enigmatic 
angrite meteorites. Although most angrites have textures indicative of 
rapid cooling from melts, NWA 2999 has an overall plutonic, polygonal-granular 
texture (similar to Angra dos Reis and LEW 86010), but with distinctive large 
anorthite, spinel and recrystallized olivine porphyroclasts (up to 6 mm across) 
and 10-20 μm wide, discontinuous anorthite coronas around spinel grains 
(to our knowledge a feature unique among meteorites). 
The major minerals are calcic olivine (Fa39.8-41, CaO = 0.6-1.3 wt.%, FeO/MnO = 77-97) 
and Al-Ti-bearing diopside (Fs9.6-11.3Wo53-54, Al2O3 = 5 to 9 wt.%, TiO2 = 0.5 to 2.4 wt.%, 
FeO/MnO = 55-130), with subordinate Cr-pleonaste spinel (Cr2O3 = 4.7 to 8.7 wt.%, 
Al2O3 = 55 to 60 wt.%, Mg/(Mg+Fe) = 0.44-0.47) and pure anorthite (<0.02 wt.% Na2O), 
and accessory kamacite, troilite and S-bearing calcium silico-phosphate. Orthopyroxene, 
kirschsteinite and vesicles are absent. The anorthite coronas (and systematic compositional 
zoning in adjacent diopside and spinel) imply that this rock experienced solid state 
decompression from the spinel wehrlite to plagioclase wehrlite stability field, 
and last equilibrated at ~870°C and 6.7 kbar. Oxygen isotopic compositions of acid-washed 
samples by laser fluorination (mean of 3 analyses δ18O = 4.03, 
δ17O = 2.04, Δ17O = -0.086 +/- 0.01 per mil) are typical for angrites 
 
Northwest Africa 3003
Morocco
Found 2002
Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)
A single compact roundish brown stone of 351 g lacking fusion
crust was found by Moroccan nomads and sold in Morocco.
Mineralogy and classification (J. Schlüter, Hamburg): Abundant
small well defined chondrules in the 150–200 µm range, olivine
aggregates, abundant troilite, rare metal grains, few small finegrained
calcium-aluminium inclusions. Mean olivine, Fa20.78
(range Fa0.49-50.44). Weathering grade: W2, shock stage: S2.
Oxygen isotopes (U. Wiechert, ETH): δ17O= -4.58, δ18O= -0.73,
∆17O= -4.19‰. Specimens: type specimen, 20g Ham, the main
mass Horst Burkard, Bonn. 

Northwest Africa 3004
Morocco
Found 2002
Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)
A single dull black stone of 175 g partly covered with fusion
crust was found by Moroccan nomads and sold in Morocco.
Mineralogy and classification (J. Schlüter, Ham): The meteorite
consists of chondrules of different structures and mineralogies in
the 800 – 2400 µm range with single chondrules up to 5000 µm 
in size, olivine aggregates, mineral grains and several finegrained
convoluted calcium-aluminium inclusions (up to 2000
µm) set in a dark matrix; rare metal grains. Mean olivine, Fa4.07
(range Fa0.33-23.45), mean pyroxene, Fs1.73 (range Fs0.59-3.39), Wo0.72
(range Wo0.48-1.02). Weathering grade: W1, shock stage: S2.
Oxygen isotopes (U. Wiechert, ETH): δ17O= -2.07, δ18O= +2.49,
∆17O= 3.39‰; 2nd analysis δ17O = -3.29, δ18O = +0.80, ∆17O = -
3.71. Specimens: type specimen, 22g Ham, main mass Horst
Burkard, Bonn. 

Northwest Africa 3008
Morocco
Found 2002
Primitive Achondrite (acapulcoite)
A single black stone of 157 g with fusion crust was found by
Moroccan nomads and sold in Morocco. Mineralogy and
classification (J. Schlüter, Hamburg): Granoblastic texture with
grain sizes in the range of 100 – 300 µm. Mean olivine
(Fa12.7±0.3), mean orthopyroxen (Fs13.0±0.1) and kamacite (6.61
wt.% Ni, 0.27 wt.% Co) are the main components; tiny metal
plebs occur in olivine and orthopyroxene; rich in plagioclase
(mean Ab79.0, range Ab76.7-83.4; mean An18.26, range An13.3-20.5;
mean Or2.8, range Or2.2-3.3) and troilite. Minor phases are
clinopyroxene (mean Cr2O3, 1.46 wt.%), chromite, fluorapatite
and merrillite (Mg end-member). Nobel gases (L. Schultz,
Mainz); the exposure age of 6.8±0.6 Ma is within the
acapulcoite/lodranite range. Weathering grade: W2, shock stage:
S1. Specimens: type specimen, 36g Mineralogical Museum
Hamburg, main mass Horst Burkard, Bonn. 

Northwest Africa 3055
Northwest Africa
Found 2003
Mesosiderite
A single stone of 1600 g partly covered by fusion crust was found
in 2003 by an anonymous finder in the Western Saharan desert.
Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake and M. Kurz, MNB):
stony portion consisting of large orthopyroxene, plagioclase, and
phosphates grains with minor chromite, troilite and small FeNimetal
inclusions; orthopyroxene, Fs27.1 (range Fs25.8-29.4);
plagioclase, An92.6 (range An91.2-95.5); contains regions dominated
by large olivine (Fa28.8) grains with numerous small FeNi-metal,
chromite, and orthopyroxene inclusions; metal is mostly kamacite
with some taenite; low degree of shock; low degree of
weathering. Specimens: Main mass with anonymous finder; type
specimen 21.1 g plus one polished thin section MNB. 

Northwest Africa 3056
Northwest Africa
Found 2003
Achondrite (eucrite)
Several small stones totalling 68 g were found in 2003 by an
anonymous finder in the Western Saharan desert and purchased
in Zagorra in 2003. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake
and M. Kurz, MNB): monomict breccia dominated by large
blocky pagioclase and less abundant pigeonite with augite
exsolution lamellae; plagioclase, An96.5; low-Ca pyroxene, Fs36.1-
38.4Wo2.8-3.1; augite, Fs16.1-40.5Wo41.4-43.8; phases include silica,
chromite, and Mg-Al-rich chromite; moderate degree of shock;
low degree of weathering. Main mass with anonymous finder;
type specimen 14.8 g plus one polished thin section MNB. 

Northwest Africa 3066
Northwest Africa
Found 2002
Achondrite (eucrite)
A single stone of 34.9 g was found in 2002 by an anonymous
finder in the Western Saharan desert and purchased 2002 in
Tagounite. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake and M.
Kurz, MNB): polymict breccia with clastic texture of basaltic,
impact melt, and abundant mineral clasts set into a fine-grained
matrix of compositionally zoned orthopyroxene (Fs21-54.3),
exsolved Ca-pyroxene, and opaques; plagioclase, An93.1;
pigeonite, Fs31.7-58.3Wo5.1-14.4; augite, Fs23.9Wo35.1; minor phases
include silica, ilmenite, troilite, and chromite; low degree of
shock; low degree of weathering. Specimens: Main mass
Christian Anger, Austria; type specimen 7.1 g plus one polished
thin section MNB. 

Northwest Africa 3074
Northwest Africa
Found 2002
Achondrite (eucrite)
Three stones totalling 292 g were found in 2002 by an
anonymous finder in the Western Saharan desert. Classification
and mineralogy (A. Greshake and M. Kurz, MNB): polymict
fragmental breccia with dominantly plagioclase and pyroxene
clasts set into a fine-grained matrix of zoned orthopyroxene (Fs26-
72.3), exsolved Ca-pyroxene, and opaques; lithic clasts include
basalts with exsolved Ca-pyroxenes and impacts melt fragments;
plagioclase, An91.6; pigeonite, Fs35.5-53.2Wo5.2-13.6; augite, Fs33.6-
36.5Wo27.3-36.4; minor phases include olivine (Fa24.3), silica,
ilmenite, and troilite; low degree of shock; low degree of
weathering. Specimens: Main mass with anonymous finder; type
specimen 21.2 g plus one polished thin section MNB. 

Northwest Africa 3075
Northwest Africa
Found 2002
Achondrite (eucrite)
A single stone of 446 g completely covered by fusion crust was
found in 2002 by an anonymous finder in the Western Saharan
desert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake and M. Kurz,
MNB): polymict breccia with basaltic, impact melt and large
minerals clasts set into a more fine-grained matrix of plagioclase,
pigeonite with augite exsolution lamellae, and opaque phases;
some clasts show cumulate texture; plagioclase, An87 (range
An83.4-88.2); pigeonite, Fs32.9-74.2Wo7.5-16.7; augite, Fs64.7Wo21.6;
minor phases include silica, chromite, and phosphates; numerous
shock veins, strong mosaicism of pyroxene, and strong
undulatory extinction of plagioclase attest high degree of shock;
moderate degree of weathering. Specimens: Main mass with
anonymous finder; type specimen 20.2 g plus one polished thin
section MNB. 

Northwest Africa 3078
Northwest Africa
Found 2002/2003
Achondrite (howardite)
One single stone of 733 g mostly covered with fresh fusion crust
was found in winter 2002/2003 by an anonymous finder in the
Western Saharan desert. Classification and mineralogy (A.
Greshake and M. Kurz, MNB): polymict breccia dominated by
often chemically zoned orthopyroxene fragments set into a clastic
matrix. Other types of fragments include large blocky pagioclase, 
pigeonite with augite exsolution lamellae, and unusual
orthopyroxene and sulfide-rich clasts; orthopyroxene, Fs23.8-
47.7Wo1.4-3.3, plagioclase, An90.9; pigeonite, Fs25-40.3Wo5.1-6.3;
augite, Fs17.7-29.6Wo27.3-42.4; minor phases are sulfides, FeNi metal,
chromite, and Al-Ti-rich chromite; low degree of shock; low
degree of weathering. Specimens: Main mass with anonymous
finder; type specimen 20 g plus one polished thin section MNB. 

Northwest Africa 3081
Morocco
Found winter 2002/2003
Carbonaceous chondrite (CK5/6)
A single stone of 207.9 g was found in winter 2002/2003 by an
anonymous finder in the Western Saharan desert and purchased
in 2003. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB):
exhibits fine-grained texture with strongly recrystallized matrix
dominating over rare chondrules and mineral fragments; feldspar
is abundant in the matrix; olivine, Fa33.2, feldspar, An22.3-73.3;
contains Cr-rich magnetite and minor augite; oxygen isotopic
composition (R. Clayton and T. Mayeda, UChi): δ17O = -3.69‰,
δ18O = +0.64‰, ∆17O = -4.02‰; low degree of shock; strong
degree of weathering. Specimens: main mass with anonymous 

Northwest Africa 3082
Northwest Africa
Found 2003
Achondrite (eucrite)
Two small stones totaling 7.4 g were found in 2003 by an
anonymous finder in the Western Saharan desert. Classification
and mineralogy (A. Greshake and M. Kurz): displays a widely
unbrecciated basaltic texture of dominantly exsolved Capyroxene
and large blocky plagioclase; pigeonite, Fs50.1-53.3Wo9.7-
14.8; augite, Fs40.9-44Wo21.2-24.1; plagioclase, An82.1; minor phases
include silica, ilmenite, troilite, Al-Ti-rich chromite, and Fe-rich
orthopyroxene with Fs59.9; low degree of shock; low degree of
weathering. Specimens: type specimen 4.6 g plus one polished
thin section MNB; remaining mass with anonymous finder. 

Northwest Africa 3100
Morocco
2003
Ordinary chondrite (LL7)
A 136 g complete stone with weathered crust was purchased in
Rissani, Morocco in June 2003. Description and classification (T.
Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): equigranular, fine-grained (avg. size
0.155 mm; range, 0.03 to 0.7mm), completely recrystallized with
no relict chondrules. Mineral modes (vol%): olivine, 78; orthopyroxene,
10; plagioclase, 5; troilite, 5; metal, 1; chromite and merrilite
<1; olivine greatly enhanced and metal depleted relative to
L6 chondrites. Olivine, Fa28.7 (Fe/Mn = 65.6; opx, Fs23.5Wo3.1
(Fe/Mn = 48.8; molar FeO/MgO = 0.31); plagioclase, An34.1Or3.1;
Ca-rich pyroxene, Fs12.8Wo41; Ni-rich troilite, Ni = 4.2 wt%;
metal (taenite only), Ni = 20.1 wt%; chromite, Cr# = 80, Mg# =
21. Shock stage, S1; weathering grade, W2. Specimens: 20.2 g
and one thin section, NAU; main mass Farmer. 

Northwest Africa 3102
Morocco
Found 2003
Enstatite chondrite (EL6)
A single 68.2 g stone was purchased in Rissani, Morocco in June
2003. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke,
NAU): completely recrystallized, fine-grained (< 0.6 mm dia.)
assemblage of mostly enstatite (En98.5Wo0.6Fs0.9) with minor
plagioclase (An18.8Or5.1). kamacite (Ni = 6.6 wt. %; Si = 1.10 wt.
%); Al-bearing SiO2 phase, graphite, alabandite (Fe = 13.4 wt. %;
Mg = 2.37 wt. %); oldhamite (Fe = 0.88 wt. %) and daubreelite.
Complex sulfates are also present and are probably terrestrial
oxidation products. Shock stage, S2 with low-grade weathering.
Specimens: 13.8 g, NAU; main mass, Oakes. 

Northwest Africa 3105
Morocco
Found 2001
Carbonaceous chondrite (CR2)
A single 89.2 g stone with 80 % crust was purchased in
Rissani, Morocco in 2002. Description and classification (J.
Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): mostly even-sized (1-2 mm)
chondrules are slightly flattened and define a preferred
orientation. A few chondrules are completely rimmed by metal
(Ni = 6.3 wt. %). The matrix contains numerous round metal
grains (0.3 to 1.8 mm diameter) and smaller (< 0.4 mm), irregular
metal with included olivine and pyroxenes. Rare CAI amoeboids
and patches of phyllosilicates are sparsely distributed throughout
the matrix. Matrix olivine, Fa1.4-6.6 and orthopyroxenes, Fs3.4–5.2
Wo0.3-0.7. Shock stage, S2; weathering grade W1. Specimens:
12.35 g, NAU; main mass, Oakes.

Northwest Africa 3106
Morocco
Found 2003
Achondrite (diogenite)
A single, 130 g complete stone was purchased in Rissani in
December, 2003. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J.
Wittke, NAU): brecciated, monomict diogenite with subrounded
clasts that range from shock level S2 to S4; metal-rich (metal =
11.7 vol. %). Low-Ca pyroxene shows a narrow compositional
range in all clasts and matrix: Fs30.0–30.7Wo3.4–3.9, Fe/Mn = 23.8 –
26.6; plagioclase, An94.2; kamacite, Ni = 5.9 wt %; taenite, Ni =
39.9 wt %. Low weathering grade, slight oxidation and staining.
Specimens: 20.4 g, NAU; main mass, Oakes. 

Northwest Africa 3116
Northwest Africa
Found 2002
Carbonaceous chondrite (CK5)
A 27 g stone was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco in 2002.
Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU):
contains numerous amoeboid and melilite-spinel – rich CAIs;
well crystallized matrix of mostly fine-grained olivine (Fa35.4),
plagioclase (An39.5), magnetite (Cr2O3, 2.93 wt. %; Al2O3, 2.85
wt. %; MgO, 0.65 wt. %; P2O5, 0.35 wt. %; TiO2, 0.85 wt. %;
NiO, 0.43 wt. %; CoO, 0.26 wt. %), and troilite. Several large
xenoliths of shock-melted/crystallized material contains bundles
of Ca-rich pyroxene (Fs14.1Wo49.1) set in a groundmass of
microns-size, Ca-poor pyroxenes (Fs34.2Wo2.0) and pentlandite (Ni
= 36.7 wt. %). Shock level, S3 (xenoliths, S6); low weathering
grade. Specimens: 5.4 g, NAU; main mass Hupé. 

Northwest Africa 3117
Northwest Africa
Found 2003
Achondrite (howardite)
Three stones that weigh a total of 2.45 Kg were purchased in
Erfoud, Morocco in December 2003. Description and
classification (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): howardite breccia
of fine-to medium clast size (<3.0 mm); very heterogeneous
distribution of diogenite clasts; cumulate basalt clasts were
probably derived from the same basaltic provenance. All clasts
are highly shocked (shock level 3-6): pyroxenes and plagioclase
were subjected to shock-induced, solid-state recrystallization; a
few have completely melted. Eucrite pigeonite, Fs47.3-52Wo16.7-7.7;
Ca-rich pyroxene, Fs40Wo25.2, Fe/Mn = 28.5; plagioclase, An90.7-
92.0; chromite, cr# = 80.3, fe# = 94.8; metal, Ni = 1.99 wt. %;
ilmenite and silica. Diogenite orthopyroxene, Fs48.4-54.9Wo1.1-2.7,
Fe/Mn = 32.5. Possibly paired with NWA 1929. Low weathering
grade. Specimens: 3.8 g, NAU; 21.4 g, UCLA; main mass, Hupé.

Northwest Africa 3118
Northwest Africa
Found 2003
Carbonaceous Chondrite (CV3)
Hundreds of fragments (total weight of 5895 g) were purchased in
Erfoud, Morocco in December 2003 by A. and G. Hupé.
Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU):
olive gray to tan in color depending on the degree of weathering.
In thin section, much of the matrix has a pronounced “ripple”
texture: subparallel, curvilinear thin bands of olivine grains (Fa32-
36), up to 10 microns in size, enclose pod-like masses of micron to
submicron Fe-rich olivine (Fa42-58), pyroxenes, sulfides and minor
weathering products. Chondrules are typically <2 mm in
diameter, although a few chondrules may be as large as 8 mm in
diameter. Many types of small CAI inclusions are present and
rarely exceed a few mm in diameter. Low weathering grade: no
metal observed in the matrix, although some chondrules contain
fresh metal. Specimens: 20.3 g, NAU; main mass, Hupé. 

Northwest Africa 3127
Northwest Africa
Found 2002
Ordinary chondrite (LL3.1)
A 487 g stone was purchased in Safsaf, Morocco in October
2002. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke,
NAU; J. Grossman, USGS, Reston): polymict chondritic breccia;
host is LL3.1 with xenoliths of LL4 and LL5. Chondrules are
very similar to the LL3.0 Semarkona and LL3.1 NWA 1756
chondrites in terms of phase and mesostasis compositions, zoning
profiles, and textures. FeO contents in 65 type II chondrule olivine
cores range from 7.0 to 26.8 wt. % and corresponding CaO
from 0.06 to 0.20 wt.%, which are consistent with an LL3.0–3.2
classification (Jones. 1990); Cr2O3 contents in these olivines,
which is considered to be a more sensitive indicator of petrologic
subtype (Grossman and Brearley, 2005), range from 0.08 wt. % to
0.58 wt. % with an average of 0.38 wt. %, consistent with an
LL3.1 classification, Chondrule mesostasis is optically isotropic
and SEM images show little evidence for metamorphic crystallization
of mesostasis glass. Shock level, S2; weathering grade is
W3. Specimens: 20.1 g, NAU; main mass Hupé. 

Northwest Africa 3132
find
Purchased early 2003 in Rissani, Morocco
Enstatite chondrite (EL3)
A stone of 125.39 grams was purchased in a market in Morocco.
Classification (G. Huss, ASU) : EL chondrite, type 3, S2, W4.
Fo = 100, Fs = 0.55±0.46, Wo = 0.44±018 Chondrule sizes
provide the main criteria for EL classification, although remnants
of oxidized metal also support it. Specimens : type specimen
21.28 g plus potted butt and thin section, ASU. Main mass is with
the purchaser, Nelson Oaks. 

Northwest Africa 3133
Morocco
Found 2003
Primitive achondrite (ungrouped)
Paired with NWA1839

 Metachondrite   Transparent light                 Polorized light 
Several stones recovered with a total weight of 4 Kg
Several complete, dense, brown stones (total 2393 g) were
purchased in Tagounite by a Moroccan dealer for A. and G. Hupé
(Hupé) in 2004 March and August. Classification and
mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU; A. Irving and S.
Kuehner, UWS): equigranular texture of subhedral to anhedral
grains with ~120° triple junctions; mean grain size = 0.28 mm.
Moderate but pervasive weathering (W2) has converted some
metal and troilite to brown iron hydroxides, which also coat grain
boundaries. Mineral mode in vol.%: olivine 46, orthopyroxene
28, plagioclase 7, Cr-diopside 5, Na-Mg-bearing merrillite 4,
metal (including associated hydroxides) 5, chromite 3 and troilite
2. Highly equilibrated mineral compositions: olivine (Fa22.2 to
Fa22.6, FeO/MnO = 57 - 69), orthopyroxene (Fs18.6Wo2.8 to
Fs19.2Wo2.1, FeO/MnO = 38 - 49), diopside (Fs7.3Wo44.6 to
Fs8.7Wo42.2, FeO/MnO = 21 - 33, Cr2O3 = 0.56 to 0.82 wt.%,
Al2O3 =1.21 to 1.74 wt.%), plagioclase (An50.1Or2.5 to
An53.5Or2.3), metal (Ni = 17.4 - 20.2 wt.%), chromite (TiO2 = 2.61
wt.%, Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.73), troilite (Ni = 1.2 - 5.2 wt.%). Oxygen
isotopes: replicate analyses of an acid-washed whole rock sample
by laser fluorination (D. Rumble, CIW) gave respectively δ18O =
3.06, 2.46, δ17O = -1.75, -2.25, ∆17O = -3.36, -3.54 per mil, and
triplicate analyses of an acid-washed olivine-rich separate by
laser fluorination (T. Larson and F. Longstaffe, UWO) gave
respectively δ18O = 1.78, 0.92, 0.89, δ17O = -2.91, -3.67, -3.62,
∆17O = -3.84, -4.16, -4.08 per mil. All of these oxygen isotope
compositions plot on the CV3 mixing line, suggesting that this
achondritic meteorite has affinities with CV chondrites (Irving et
al., 2004). Specimens: type specimens, 20.1 g, and one polished
thin section, NAU; 40.3 g, and four polished thin sections, UWS; 
grade is W2. " May be considered an CV7  "

Northwest Africa 3134
Morocco
Purchased 2004 March
Enstatite chondrite (EL6)
A very fresh (W0), complete stony meteorite (970 g) with a thin,
exterior weathering rind was purchased in Rissani by a Moroccan
dealer for A. and G. Hupé (Hupé) in 2004 March. Classification
and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Abundant
enstatite (En98.6Wo1.2 - En99.3Wo0.6, 0.16 - 0.22 wt.% Al2O3) and
metal (kamacite containing 1-2 wt.% Si, and rare taenite
inclusions) with subordinate sodic plagioclase (An9.9Or6.0 -
An11.9Or4.7), troilite (Ti-poor, with rare daubreelite blebs),
alabandite, and unusually fresh oldhamite (with ferroan reaction
rims against metal). No chondrules were observed. This
specimen may be paired with NWA 3102. Specimens: type
specimens, 21.7 g, and one polished thin section, UWS; 3.7 g,
NAU; main mass, Hupé. 

Northwest Africa 3136
Find
Morocco
Lunar Mare Basin
An oriented 95.1 g shield-shaped stone with partial thin, pale
brown fusion crust found at an unspecified location in Algeria or
Morocco was purchased in Tagounite by a Moroccan dealer for
A. and G. Hupé (Hupé) in 2004 April. The specimen has a thin,
dark weathering varnish, but the interior is a very fresh, black,
hard, vitreous-looking rock with small white to yellowish clasts.
Classification and mineralogy (S. Kuehner and A. Irving, UWS):
Polymict breccia consisting of mineral and lithic clasts derived
predominantly from mare basalt and mare microgabbro
lithologies, and additionally some highlands clasts, in a very fine
grained, mostly crystalline and partly vitreous, vesicular matrix.
Mineral clasts include calcic plagioclase (An86-97), pyroxenes
(orthopyroxene, ferropigeonite, ferrosilite, pyroxferroite;
FeO/MnO = 68.9-75.8), olivine (mostly Fa30-43, but ranging to
nearly pure fayalite; FeO/MnO = 81.9-94.2), ilmenite, Ni-poor Fe
metal, troilite, Cr-bearing ulvöspinel, and rare pentlandite,
baddeleyite, and a Ce-Ca-Fe-bearing, Zr-rich titanate (probably
zirconolite). Oxygen isotopes (D. Rumble, CIW): analyses of two
whole rock fragments by laser fluorination gave δ18O = +5.83,
5.96, δ17O = +3.06, 3.10, ∆17O = -0.03, -0.05 per mil,
respectively. Specimens: type specimens, 19.5 g, two polished
thin sections, and one polished mount, UWS; main mass, Hupé. 

Northwest Africa 3139
Morocco
Purchased August 2004
Achondrite (Howardite)
A very fresh 2594 g stone with complete black and brown fusion
crust was purchased in Ouarzazate from a Moroccan dealer by A.
and G. Hupé (Hupé) in 2004 August. Classification and
mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Breccia consisting
mainly of coarse grained mineral clasts with subordinate clasts of
basaltic eucrite. Mineral clasts include abundant large, pale green
diogenitic orthopyroxene (Fs25.3Wo2.0, FeO/MnO = 31.1), calcic
plagioclase, exsolved pigeonite, silica polymorph, minor olivine
(Fa44.4, FeO/MnO = 52.9), troilite, ilmenite (one with a
baddeleyite inclusion) and metal (5% Ni). Several clasts consist
of subhedral orthopyroxene grains within a matrix of troilite and
partly altered metal. Specimens: type specimen, 20 g, and one
polished thin section, UWS; main mass, Hupé. 
 
Northwest Africa 3140
Find 
Purchased 2004
Primitve Urelite
The find consists of several small fragments and one large stone 
TW 750 grams. Green crystals intermingled with brown gives this 
meteorite a very striking appearance and some small slivers of metal.
Submitted to the University of Washington which confirmed it 
was a very rare primitive Ureilite. 

Northwest Africa 3143
Morocco
Purchased 2004 August
Achondrite (diogenite)
A complete 2335 g stone with black fusion crust and pale orange,
translucent interior was purchased from a Moroccan dealer in
Rissani by A. and G. Hupé (Hupé) in 2004 August. Classification
and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Predominantly
orthopyroxene (Fs24.9Wo3.3, FeO/MnO = 34.9) with minor
chromite (some as relatively large grains), calcic plagioclase,
olivine (Fa26.5, FeO/MnO = 40.8), troilite and altered Ni-poor
metal. Partly cataclasized metamorphic texture with ~120° triple
grain junctions among compositionally homogeneous
orthopyroxene grains. The overall pale orange color of this
sample appears to be the result of mild staining by iron
hydroxides. Specimens: type specimen, 22.7 g, and one polished
thin section, UWS; main mass, Hupé. 

Northwest Africa 3145
Morocco
Purchased 2004 November
Primitive achondrite

 Metachondrite   Transparent light                 Polorized light 
A single stone weighing 678.4 g was purchased by H. Strufe
(Strufe) from a Moroccan dealer in Erfoud in 2004 November.
Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS;
T. Bunch, NAU): Metamorphic aggregate (average grainsize 0.2
mm) consisting of olivine (Fa18.2 -18.7, FeO/MnO = 35.0-37.6),
orthopyroxene (Fs16.2Wo4.0 to Fs16.6Wo4.2, FeO/MnO = 24.3-
25.7), plagioclase (An 12.3Or 6.7 to An27.4Or 2.8), clinopyroxene
(Fs7.4Wo43.4 to Fs8.5Wo40.4, FeO/MnO = 15.8-21.7) and metal
(mostly kamacite with 5% Ni and bands of taenite with 30% Ni,
but heavily altered to limonite) with accessory Al-poor chromite,
merrillite and Ni-bearing troilite. Limonite forms abundant
veinlets throughout the sample (W2-3). This specimen is
essentially identical in texture, mineral compositions and degree
of alteration to a polished slice of NWA 2353 analyzed
concurrently, and it is concluded that these are paired stones.
Both specimens are modally heterogeneous (especially with
respect to chromite, clinopyroxene and merrillite), and also with
respect to plagioclase composition. Furthermore. it is likely that
both of these stones are paired with NWA 2635. Specimens: type
specimen, 28.6 g, and one polished thin section, NAU; one
polished mount, UWS; 201 g, Hupé; main mass, Strufe. 

Northwest Africa 3146
Morocco or Algeria
Purchased 2003 December
R4 chondrite
Several brown stones (total weight 304 g) were purchased from a
Moroccan dealer in Erfoud by A. and G. Hupé (Hupé) in 2003
December. Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S.
Kuehner, UWS): Complex genomict to polymict breccia
composed of sparse clasts in a matrix of similar lithologies. All
components consist of relatively well-formed chondrules of
various types and some angular (possibly xenocrystic) mineral
clasts in a finer grained matrix. Most chondrules contain
relatively ferroan, Ni-bearing olivine (Fa40.3-40.5, NiO = 0.23-0.26
wt.%) typical of R chondrites, but some chondrules contain more
magnesian olivine (~Fa20 and ~Fa2-5) or magnesian orthopyroxene
(~Fs10). Other phases include Ti-bearing chromite, Cr-bearing
clinopyroxene (Fs9.7Wo47.1 to Fs11.4Wo45.3, Cr2O3 = 0.57 wt.%),
relatively sodic plagioclase (An12.2Or3.6 to An27.7Or0.9; some as
large, angular grains), Cr-rich orthopyroxene laths, iron sulfide,
probable xenocrysts of olivine (~Fa15) and orthopyroxene
(Fs12.5Wo0.3), and interstitial feldspathic glass. Specimens: type
specimen, 20 g, and one polished thin section, UWS; main mass,
Northwesr Africa 3151
Morocco or Algeria
Purchased 2005
Brachanite
A 1500 g complete stone with a thin translucent crust was purchased by 
G. Hupé (Hupé) in Tagounite, Morocco in 2005 April.  Description and classification 
(A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Coarse grained dunitic rock (grainsize 0.7-1.6 mm) 
with protogranular texture, composed predominantly of olivine (~95 vol.%, 
Fa35.7, FeO/MnO ~ 81) with minor clinopyroxene (Fs10.5-10.6Wo44.7-45.2, 
FeO/MnO ~ 44, Cr2O3 = 0.65 wt.%, Al2O3 = 0.95 wt.%), altered metal 
(with some relict taenite), troilite, chromite (Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.727-0.731), 
and very rare K-poor, sodic plagioclase (An36.2-39.9Or0.2) and orthopyroxene.  
Although the silicate minerals are fresh, terrestrial weathering has altered some 
of the primary metal to hydroxides, which also form thin coatings along grain boundaries.  
Oxygen isotopes (D. Rumble, CIW): Replicate analyses of acid-washed whole rock samples 
by laser fluorination gave d18O = +4.86 ± 0.03, d17O = +2.42 ±  0.02, 
D17O = -0.15 ±  0.02 per mil, values which are very similar to those for other brachinites.   
Specimens: type specimen, 20 g, and one polished thin section, UWS; main mass, G. Hupé.
Irving, A. J., Kuehner, S. M. and Rumble, D., III (2005) Brachinite NWA 3151 and 
(?)brachinite NWA 595.  Abstr. 68th Met. Soc. Mtg., #5213.
Northwest Africa 3163
Algeria
Purchased August 2005
Ultra-Rare Lunar Feldspathic Granulite Meteorite
A single 1,634 gram meteorite, believed to have been found in Mauritania or 
Algeria, was purchased in Morocco in August 2005 by Greg Hupé, who thought 
at first that it may be an unusual eucrite or diogenite.  Actually it is a 
Lunar Feldspathic Granulite and represents the largest known sample of this 
rare rock type available for scientific study.  It is composed primarily of 
maskelynite (shocked plagioclase) with lesser amounts of pyroxene, olivine, 
chromite and other minerals.  This extremely rare type of lunar rock is 
known from small clasts in a few Apollo 15, 16 and 17 samples.
NWA 3163 is almost completely coated by a thin, transparent greenish fusion 
crust, and the fresh, pale gray interior has multiple shock fractures and 
some thin glass veinlets.  It is a metamorphic rock representing a 
recrystallized, extremely fine-grained breccia derived originally from 
essentially monomict (or genomict) olivine gabbro or diabase lithologies.
The mineral compositions are characteristic of ferroan anorthosite (FAN) 
igneous rocks from the very ancient lunar highlands, and this specimen is 
classified as a hornfelsic granulitic impactite, interpreted to have been 
produced by burial metamorphism deep in the lunar crust of impact-comminuted 
olivine gabbroic to diabasic rocks.  Excavation from such a deep site is 
consistent with the abundance of maskelynite.
This. has the fascinating combination of being at the mafic end of the 
range of feldspathic lunar meteorites but with low concentrations of 
incompatible elements Main Mass  Greg Hupe

Northwest Africa 3171 
Algeria     
Purchased February 2004
Martian meteorite (basaltic shergottite)
A 506 g broken, khaki-gray, ellipsoidal stone, believed to have been found 
at an unspecified site in western Algeria, was purchased by A. Aaronson for 
D. Gregory (Gregory) in 2004 February. One shield-like face of the stone is 
coated by fresh, black fusion crust with flow lines radiating away from a 
small dimple-like central depression, and in addition there are some small, 
black, wart-like protrusions on other sides of the stone. Classification and 
mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS; C. Herd, UAlberta): 
The sample consists mainly of about equal amounts of intergrown prismatic, 
grayish-brown pyroxene and sparkling, glassy maskelynite. Very thin, subparallel, 
black glass veins and irregularly-distributed small pockets of vesicular, 
dark brown glass occur within the interior of the specimen. The latter 
evidently are responsible for the wart-like, exterior protrusions, and probably 
were produced by shock-induced melting. Pyroxenes are zoned from cores of 
subcalcic augite (Fs19.3Wo33.1, FeO/MnO = 26.4) and pigeonite (Fs29.9Wo12.1,, 
FeO/MnO = 28.2) to pigeonite rims as ferroan as Fs72.9Wo9.8 (FeO/MnO = 39.9). 
Plagioclase has been converted entirely to maskelynite and is compositionally 
inhomogeneous (An41.5Or3.7 - An54.4Or1.3). Accessory phases are ulvöspinel, ilmenite, 
chlorapatite, Na-K-Al-Si-rich glass, silica (formerly stishovite, judging from 
radial cracks around some grains), merrillite, pyrrhotite and baddeleyite. 
Coexisting Fe-Ti oxide compositions imply oxygen fugacities 1.3 to 1.4 log 
units below QFM at temperatures of 761-782 degrees C. Rare barite and calcite 
probably are products of minor desert weathering. Minor rusty staining around 
ulvöspinel grains and along thin, black shock veinlets appears to be a complex 
mixture of fine-grained iron hydroxide and Si-Al-Ca-Mg-Cl-K-bearing phases. 
This specimen is not obviously paired with any of the other four African 
olivine-free basaltic shergottites (Zagami, NWA 480/1460, NWA 856 or NWA 1669). 
Oxygen isotopes (T. Larson and F. Longstaffe, UWO): replicate analyses of 
hand-picked minerals by laser fluorination gave the following results: 
pyroxene δ18O = +4.43 ± 0.06, δ17O = +2.72 ± 0.0, Δ17O = +0.42 ± 0.03 per mil; 
maskelynite δ18O = +4.69 ± 0.07, δ17O = +2.82 ± 0.1, Δ17O = +0.38 ± 0.07 per mil. 
Specimens: type specimen, 22 g and four polished thin sections, UWS; main mass, Gregory. 
Irving, A. J., Herd, C. D. K., Kuehner, S. M., Gregory, D. A. and Aaronson, 
A. A. (2004) Petrology and redox state of basaltic shergottite NWA 3171. 
Abstr. 67th Met. Soc. Mtg., #5196. 

Northwest Africa 3368 (Provisional) 
Classification: Polymict Eucrite 
The following was submitted to Mike Zolensky by Dolores Hill on in early 
September: "Microprobe analyses conducted on a small matrix chip confirm 
that the sample is a eucrite (pyroxene Wo6En36Fs59 and Wo40En30Fs30; 
plagioclase An90Ab10Or0.4). Chromite containing 5-27% TiO2 and ~5% Al2O3 & 
ilmenite are present. In hand specimen, the sample appears to be a 
polymict eucrite. There are a variety of clasts ranging in size from 
several mm to ~ 2 cm. Diogenite clasts, dark, angular clasts, and rounded 
grains, are set in a light matrix typical of eucrites except for its 
distinct pink hue. There is some "foliation" in this coloration: 
approximately half of the slice is slightly darker pink than the other; 
with an indistinct, irregular boundary." General Observations: 
(By Kathryn Gardner while on the e-probe) Major Mineralogy: High Ca Pyroxene, 
Low Ca Pyroxene, Plagioclase Minor Mineralogy: High and Low Titanium Chromite, 
Troilite, Ilmenite, Silica, Fe metal, Phosphates Mg #Õs for clinopyroxenes: 
~52-53 (average) Mg #Õs for orthopyroxenes: ~37-38 (average) Total Fe/Mn: ~30 
(standard for eucrites) Oxygen isotope data fit in with other eucrites. 
Oxide grains often exsolved to a varied extent. Both pyroxenes seem so far 
to have the same composition, although both fine- grained and coarse-grained 
components exist. The specimens currently available are below: 

Northwest Africa 4272
Sahara Desert
Found December 2003 
Dioginite 
History : A person prospecting for meteorites in the Sahara on behalf of Caillou Noir 
found a large single 6760 g massive stone in 2003. A fragment and a 22 g slice was given 
for analyse to Bertrand Devouard UBP Clermont Ferrand ) and Bertrand Moine. ( U. St Etienne). 
Analyses in process. First analyse shows clearly the diogenitic type of this meteorite, 
definitive results pending will be submitted to the Nom Com. 
Main Mass: Caillou Noir 

North West Forrest..........................30'36' S., 127'49' E. 
Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia, Australia
Found 1971
Stone.  Enstatite chondrite (E6).
About 300-400 fragments, of total weight 4.4kg, were found in an
ellipse about 10 metres long, the result of terrestrial weathering. 
The site is about 25 miles NW. of Forrest railway station .

North West Forrest..........................30'46' S., 128'1' E. 
Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia, Australia
Found 1969, or earlier
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
A single weathered mass, 238.4g, broken in two, was found about 
14km NW. of Forrest railway station.  It contains clear or turbid glass, 
a single badly weathered mass of 608.9g.  It was found in 1969 about 
25 miles NW. of Forrest station .

Norton County...............................39'41' N., 99'52' W.
Kansas, U.S.A.
Fell 1948, February 18, 1656 hrs                    
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-poor.  Aubrite (AUB).
A shower of stones fell over a considerable area in Norton Co., 
Kansas, and Fumas Co. Nebraska.   Over 100 stones have been 
recovered including one of about 1 ton, and one of 131.5lb.  It is a 
friable lime-poor enstatite achondrite (aubrite) with some nickel-iron  
inclusions.  Consists of enstatite crystals in a groundmass of enstatite 
and olivine (9%) with small (undetermined) amounts of nickel-iron,  
5.82  %Ni.  Analysis, 1.60 % total iron, Internal Rb/Sr isochfon age, 
4700  m.y. 

Nova 001  ???
Locality uncertain, found 1991
Nuevo Mercurio (b)
Achondrite, Urelite
One stone of 349 g was found. A very light shocked urelite contains 
euhedral graphite crystals within and between olivine and pyroxene 
grains. Main mass , R.E. Farrell

Nullabor 010    ???
Nullabor, Australia
Found 1991
Achondrite, Urelite
A stone of 350 g was found in the Nullabor,Australia. contains 
euhedral graphite crystals within and between olivine and pyroxene 
grains.  The texture and silicate compositions are essentially identical 
to thoes of Nova 001 so that these meteorites are probably paired , 
Allen H. Treiman, Code SN2, Johnson Space Center. Information, 
David New.  

Nova 002
Location  uncertain
Found 1991 October
Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)
A piece of 51g was found .  Classification and analysis, contains 33% 
matrix,56% chondrules,8.3% CAIs, olivines in chondrules Fa 1.9, 
pyroxene in chondrules Fs3.4 and avg. chondrule diameter 1mm.  
Main mass R.E. Farrell, Bethany Science.

Nova 003 
Location uncertain
Found 1991
Achondrite  (brachinite)
One piece of 187g was found.  Nova 003 may be paired with Reid 013
Main mass R.E. Farrell.

Nova 004
Possibly from Siberia
Purchased 2003
Chondrite (H5)
A partly fusion crusted stone of 3470 g was bought in a flea
market in Frankfurt (Germany). The original mass of the
individual is estimated to be 4-5 kg. The sample was said to be
from a region between Irkutsk and border of Mongolia. A large
meteorite was reported to have fallen in Bodiabo, Irkutsk in 2002.
Classification (M. Niemeier and A. Bischoff, Mün): The sample
is a very fresh (W0/1) unbrecciated chondrite. The olivine
composition is Fa19.2 ± 0.5; low Ca-pyroxene composition Fs16.6 
±0.8. Shock stage is S3. Specimens: type specimen 35 g and thin
section, Mün; main mass, anonymous owner. 

Nova-Petropolis.............................29'26' S., 50'55'  W.
Nova-Petropolis County, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Found 1967, May 16
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.3mm) (IIIA).
A single mass of 305kg was found by a farmer, H. Grunewaldt. 
Analysis, 7.8 oloni, 19.9 ppm.Ga, 36.5 ppm.Ge, 9.4 ppm.Ir .

Noventa Vicentina...........................45'17'30' N., 11'31'38' E.
Vicenza province, Veneto, Italy
Fell 1971, May 12
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
A single, crusted, cuboidal individual of 177g fell .

Novorybinskoe...............................51'53' N., 71'15' E.
Tselinogradskaya oblast, Kazakhstan SSR, USSR,
Found 1937
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.3mm) (IVA).
A mass of 3055g was found north of Akmolinsk.
Analysis,  9.1 %Ni, 2.45 ppm.Ga, 0.20 ppm.Ge, 0.90 ppm. Ir.

Novosibirsk.................................55'0' N., 82'54' E.
Novosibirsk city, Federated SSR, USSR
Found 1978, in the spring
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5-6).
A single mass of 11.41kg was found in sandy soil during excavations .

Novo-Urei...................................54'49' N., 46'0' E.
Karamzinka, Mordovsky ASSR, USSR, 
Fell 1886, September 4, 0715 hrs
Stone.  A6hondrite, Ca-poor.  Ureilite (AURE).
After appearance of light and detonations, three stones fell, one of 
1.9kg on the left bank of the river Alatyr at Karamzinka, another on the 
right bank at Petrovka which was broken up and lost, and the third in a 
swamp to the South of the farm Novo-Urei which was also lost. 
Analysis, 15.64 % total iron, Rare gas content,Trace element contents 

Novy-Ergi...................................58'33' N., 31'20' E. 
Novgorod region, Federated SSR, USSR, 
Fell 1662, December 10, 1600 hrs
Stone.
After appearance of fireball and detonations, a shower of stones fell, 
and many were preserved in the Kirilo-Belosersky monastery at Novy-
Ergi,  but nothing is now to be found .

Novy-Projekt................................56'0' N., 22'0' E.
Novo-Alexandrovsky district, Kovno, Lithuanian   SSR, USSR,
Fell 1908, April 25, 0200 hrs
Stone.  Chondrite.
A stone of 1001g fell in the roadway. The present location of this mass is unknown .

Noyan-Bogdo.................................42'55' N., 102'28' E.
Omnogov aymag, Mongolia,
Fell 1933, September
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
About 220g of fragments were recovered in 1948.
Analysis , 18.22 %  total  iron .

Nuevo Laredo................................27'30' N., 99'30' W.
Tamaulipas, Mexico
Found 1950
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Eucrite (AEUC).
One complete stone of 500g was found. 
Apparently concordant U-Pb and Th-Pb age is 4590 m.y.

Nuevo Mercurio..............................24'18' N., 102'8' W.
Zacatecas, Mexico
Fell 1978, December 15, 1850 hrs          
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
After a fireball, moving NE. to SW, and an explosion, a shower of 
stones fell over an elliptical area over 10 km in length.  Over 300 
individuals have been  recovered.  The  total mass is over 5kg .

Nuleri......................................27'50' S., 123'52' E.
Central Division, Western Australia, Australia
Found 1902, during or before this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (IIIA).
A mass of 120g was found 200 miles east of Mount Sir Samuel. 
Analysis,  7.44 %Ni, 18.0 ppm.Ga, 36.7 ppm.Ge, 9.3  ppm.Ir.

Nullarbor Index
Nullarbor 001 H5  (1983)
Nullarbor 002 H6  (1992)
Nullarbor 003 L5  (1992)
Nullarbor 004 L6  (1992)
Nullarbor 005 L6  (1992)
Nullarbor 006 H5  (1992)
Nullarbor 007 H5  (1992)
Nullarbor 008 L6  (1992)
Nullarbor 009 H5 (1992)
Nullarbor 010 Ureil 7 (1993)
Nullarbor 011 L6  (1994)
Nullarbor 012 L6  (1994)
Nullarbor 013 L6  (1994)
Nullarbor 014 L6  (1994)
Nullarbor 015 L6  (1994)
Nullarbor 016 H4/5(1994)
Nullarbor 017 L6  (1994)
Nullarbor 018 L6  (1994)

Nullarbor Region
Nullarbor Region 
South Australia and Western Australia 
Found 1993-1995 
(62 ordinary chondrites) 
Thirty-four meteorites were collected by a WAMET/EUROMET collaborative expedition 
led by Alex Bevan in 1994 (Camel Donga, Gunnadorah, and 3 Sleeper Camp specimens),
and twenty-eight were collected by anonymous finders 
(1 Sleeper Camp plus Hughes, Reid, and Muckera specimens). 

Nullarbor...................................31' S., 132' E.   
Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
Found 1935, before this year
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite  chondrite  (H5).
A mass weighing 40kg was brought to Adelaide between 1926 and 
1935.  It was  probably found near the E-W railway line in South 
Australia .

Nullagine...................................21'52' S., 120'7' E.
near Nullagine, Western Australia
Found 1973
Stone.  Obvine-bronzite  chondrite   (H5).
A single mass of 102g was found during mapping in the Pilbara district 
of NW. Western Australia .

Nulles......................................41'38' N., 0'45' E.
Catalonia, Spain
Fell 1851, November 5, 1730 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite  (H6),  brecciated.
After appearance of fireball and detonations, a great number of 
stones fell between the villages of Nulles, Vilabella and Tarragona, but 
only a few were preserved.  The largest stone weighed about 19.5lb .

Numakai.....................................43'20' N., 141'52' E.
Ishikari, Hokkaido, Japan
Fell 1925, September 5
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite  chondrite  (H4).
Two stones were seen to fall, but only one of 363g was picked  up.  
Analysis,  29.53  %  total  iron .

Nurina  001  H4  Western Australia  1973  27g
Nurina  002  H5 Western Australia 1977 170g
Nurina  003  LL5 Western Australia 1986 40g
Nurina  004  L6 Western Australia 1986 28g
Nurina  005  H5 Western Australia 1991 25g
Nyanaga Lake 001............................9'46.8' S, 126'27.4' W Carlisle Plain, Nullabor,Western Australia Found 1986 Unequilibrated ordinary chondrite (H3) A single weathered mass 397.1 g was found by A. J. Carlisle. Nynaga Lake  002  H4/5  Nynaga Lake  003  H5 Nyaung......................................21'12'30' N., 94'55' E. Myingyan district, Upper Burma, Burma Fell 1939, December 24, 1940 hrs Iron. A mass of 737.6g fell . Nyiribrany...................................47'33' N., 22'1'30' E. Haidu-Bihar, Ungam, Hungary Fell 1914, July 17 Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL5). Mentioned in 1914 in the newspaper Nyirvidek published at Nyiregyhim. Analysis, 20.38 % total iron .