Classification Data For NWA 2362 (from the Meteoritical Bulletin Database)


Northwest Africa 2362
Found 2003
Achondrite (cumulate eucrite)

A 252 g partially crusted stone was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco in May 2004. Description and classification (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): unbrecciated, medium-grained cumulate eucrite that is partially recrystallized. Orthopyroxene, Fs59.3-62.9Wo 1.7-3.3, FeO/MnO = 29.3-34.5 exsolved pigeonite, Fs55.1Wo9.1; augite; Fs22.4-26.3 Wo43.1-44.8; plagioclase, An89.2; chromite, cr# = 80; low Ni metal (<0.25 wt % Ni), silica, and ilmenite. Shock level, S2 and low weathering grade. Specimens: 22.0 g, NAU; main mass, Birdsell.