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NWA 8647 (1.78 gram)

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Classification: Eucrite, brecciated
Place/Time: 07.2010 in Erfoud, Morocco
Mass: 326 grams

History: Numerous individuals up to several cm in size, all partly covered with fusion crust, were bought at a mineral market in Erfoud, Morocco.
Petrography: The meteorite is a breccia composed of basaltic lithologies and mineral fragments set into a fine-grained melt-rich matrix. Calcic plagioclase and exsolved pyroxene are dominant minerals; accessories include SiO2 polymorphs, chromite, and troilite. The rock contains abundant recrystallized shock melt.