Name: North West Africa 7831.
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7831.
Observed fall: No.
Country: Western Sahara.
Mass: 20 kg.
Northwest Africa 7831 (NWA 7831) 27.307 ° N, 12.083 ° W.
Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara.
Found: March 2013.
Classification: Achondrite HED (Diogenite).
History: Found buried in the ground near Chouichiyat on March 3rd, 2013 and searched by a team from the local population.
Physical characteristics: A single large mass (at least 20 kg) consisting of a yellow-green crystalline material with pale orange ageing products along many fractures. Much of the material disintegrated into fragments during excavation.
State / Province / County: Saguia el Hamra.
Longitude: 12 083 ° W.
Shock stage: Weak.
Moderate aging grade.
- Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
- Planetary Achondrite
- Achondrite Fragments Diogenite 7831 Origin Vesta
- 18.8 g
- Origin (Region/ City)
- Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara
- Origin (Country)