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Northwest Africa 5218
Algeria
Find: 2007
Classification: Achondrite Eucrite, shock melt breccia

History and Physical Characteristics:
A very dark 76 g stone with little fusion crust was found in Algeria and purchased in Erfoud in October 2007.
Petrography (T. Bunch and J Wittke, NAU):
Large, partially melted cumulate basalt clasts are set in a shock melt flow that consists of partially melted basalt fragments and quenched, subophitic microbasalt. The large clasts and fragments are subrounded and show margin resorption. The overall shock level is medium to high (S3-5).
Mineral compositions:
Cumulate orthopyroxene is Fs54.3 – 60Wo3.3 -4.9; exsolved augite is Fs25.9Wo45. Plagioclase is An92.9.
Specimen Picture Weight Description Prices

360° Image

Name : NWA 5218
Class : A-Eucrite, shock melt breccia S3-5/W-low
Region: Maroko
Date : 10.2007
TKW : 76g
Highly shocked eucrite. Plutonic eucrite.
16.49g

36x28x15 mm

endpiece, Main Mass 50$/g = SOLD
4.26g

32x20x7 mm

endpiece 50$/g = SOLD
5.15g

36x22x3 mm

full slice 50$/g = SOLD
4.33g

33x22x3 mm

full slice 50$/g = SOLD
5.12g

36x22x3 mm

full slice 50$/g = SOLD
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