MARTIAN SHERGOTTITE APHYRIC METEORITE.
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This unique Shergottite Martian meteorite is officially classified & approved as NEA 009 and was recently discovered in Libya in January 2020 & classified by world renowned and profoundly respected Dr Anthony J. Irving and team at University of Washington.
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NEA 009 MARTIAN SHERGOTTITE APHYRIC.
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OFFICIAL CLASSIFICATION DATA SOURCE:
THE METEORITICAL SOCIETY
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR METEORITICS AND PLANETARY SCIENCE
LUNAR AND PLANETARY INSTITUTE
METEORITICAL BULLETIN DATABASE
Basic information Name: Northeast 009
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Mass:help 245 g
Recommended: Martian (shergottite)
Comments: Approved 28 Mar 2020
Writeup from MB 109:
Northeast 009 ( NEA 009)
Purchased: 2020 Jan
Classification: Martian meteorite (Shergottite)
History: A group of 20 similar-appearing stones found together in Libya was purchased by Mbark Arjdal in January 2020 from a Libyan dealer.
Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Relatively fine grained (mean grainsize 0.5 mm) aphyric assemblage of predominantly zoned clinopyroxene and maskelynite with accessory merrillite, ilmenite, ulvöspinel, pyrrhotite, alkali feldspar and rare silica polymorph. Sparse pockets of vesicular shock glass are present; in thin section these appear pale brown with a swirly texture and contain opaque inclusions.
Geochemistry: Subcalcic augite (Fs20.6-25.7Wo35.9-27.9, FeO/MnO = 28-30, N = 4), pigeonite (Fs35.9-27.9Wo12.8-17.3, FeO/MnO = 35-38, N = 6), maskelynite (An56.8-60.6Or1.7-1.1, N = 4).
Classification: Shergottite (aphyric).
Specimens: 22.7 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. M. Arjdal
Place of purchase: Libya
Date: P 2020 Jan
Mass (g): 244.5
Class: Martian (shergottite)
Shock stage: high
Weathering grade: low
Ferrosilite (mol%): 20.6-25.7; 37.0-52.5
Wollastonite (mol%): 35.9-27.9; 12.8-17.3
Classifier: A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSTL
Type spec mass (g): 22.7
Type spec location: UWB
Main mass: M. Arjdal
Comments: Work name Arj ZM0; submitted by A. Irving
and collections UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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- Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
- OFFICIALLY CLASSIFIED & APPROVED MARTIAN SHERGOTTITE
- Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
- Achondrite Meteorite
- Own A Piece of Mars
- 1.7 g
- Origin (Country)