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NWA 7032 Martian Meteorite

NWA 7032 (Martian meteorite)

shergotttite

End Cut with crust on the back

Weight: 12.8g

Size: 30x22x12mm

 

Northwest Africa 7032 is a fresh 85 gram fusion-crusted stone with a texture previously not recognized among shergottites.

 

See:

Petrologic, elemental and isotopic characterization of two unusual martian meteorites: depleted permafic microgabbroic shergottite Northwest Africa 7032


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NWA 7032

 

The martian meteorite NWA 7032 was classified as a new shergottite (no pairing known) by Pf Tony Irving from the Dept of Earth and Space Sciences of the University of Washington.

http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/people/profile.php?name=irving--tony

 

Northwest Africa 7032 is a fresh 85 gram fusion-crusted stone with a texture previously not recognized among shergottites.

 

See:

Petrologic, elemental and isotopic characterization of two unusual martian meteorites: depleted permafic microgabbroic shergottite Northwest Africa 7032

 

Abstract from the Meteoritical Bulletin http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/index.php?code=54665

 

History: A small stone was found in October 2011 in southern Morocco and purchased from a Moroccan dealer in Zagora in November 2011 by Luc Labenne.

 

Physical characteristics: A single very fresh stone (85 g) coated by black fusion crust. The specimen resembles a terrestrial microgabbro.

 


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