NWA 8003 (Unbrecciated Basaltic Eucrite)

A 272.8g stone with some crust was purchased out of Morocco in July of 2013. Slices were prepared by Montana Meteorite Laboratory and classification was done by Dr. Anthony Irving, who determined the stone to be a somewhat rarer unbrecciated basaltic eucrite. Slices feature a very nice fine grained white and grey matrix cross-cut with dark glassy shock veins. Each slices comes in a quality labeled meteorite display box.

Petrography as follows:
Fresh specimen with intersertal texture and composed mainly of prismatic exsolved pigeonite and thin laths of calcic plagioclase with accessory silica polymorph, ilmenite and troilite. Pyroxene consists of exsolution lamellae of calcic clinopyroxene (Fs28.7-28.9Wo44.1-44.3; FeO/MnO = 30-33) within host orthopyroxene (Fs65.6-66.1Wo2.1-1.7; FeO/MnO = 32-33). Thin dark, glassy shock veinlets cross-cut the specimen.

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