Planetary Achondrite - 18.8 g

Planetary Achondrite - 18.8 g
Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara, Morocco

Origin Vesta.

Name: North West Africa 7831.

This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.

Abbreviation: NWA 7831.

Observed fall: No.

Year: 2013.

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.
Date: 2013.
Latitude: 27.307°N.
Longitude: 12 083 ° W.
Weight: >20,000.
Pieces: 1.
Class: Diogenite.
Shock stage: Weak.
Moderate aging grade.

Lot details
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)
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