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Northwest Africa 7034 Martian meteorite (NWA 7034), Northwest Africa Meteoritesi
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Northwest Africa 7034 Martian meteorite (NWA 7034)Meteorite Fall Location
Northwest Africa MeteoritesMeteorite Fall Location

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This meteorite shares some petrologic and geochemical features with known martian (SNC, i.e., Shergottite, Nakhlite, and Chassignite) meteorites, but also shows some unique characteristics that would exclude it from the current SNC grouping.

Probably from Morocco.

A clast of benmoreitic or trachyandesitic composition, containing REE-rich minerals, was found within the meteorite.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Dr. Vivian Gornitz (2013) A "wet" Mars meteorite from the desert. Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club, 127, #4, 3.
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Dr. Vivian Gornitz (2013) A "wet" Mars meteorite from the desert. Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club, 127, #4, 3.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Description: Cl-rich
Reference: Dr. Vivian Gornitz (2013) A "wet" Mars meteorite from the desert. Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club, 127, #4, 3.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Dr. Vivian Gornitz (2013) A "wet" Mars meteorite from the desert. Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club, 127, #4, 3.; Liu, Y., Ma, C., Beckett, J.R., Chen, Y., Guan, Y. (2016): Rare-earth-element minerals in martian breccia meteorites NWA 7034 and 7533: Implications for fluid–rock interaction in the Martian crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters: 451: 251-262; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12964 (2016)
Calcite ?
Formula: CaCO3
Description: reported as "calcium carbonate"
Reference: Dr. Vivian Gornitz (2013) A "wet" Mars meteorite from the desert. Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club, 127, #4, 3.
'Chevkinite-(Nd)'
Formula: (Nd,REE)4(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe2+,Ti,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8 ?
Reference: Liu, Y., Ma, C., Beckett, J.R., Chen, Y., Guan, Y. (2016): Rare-earth-element minerals in martian breccia meteorites NWA 7034 and 7533: Implications for fluid–rock interaction in the Martian crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters: 451: 251-262; ; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12964 (2016)
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Liu, Y., Ma, C., Beckett, J.R., Chen, Y., Guan, Y. (2016): Rare-earth-element minerals in martian breccia meteorites NWA 7034 and 7533: Implications for fluid–rock interaction in the Martian crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters: 451: 251-262; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12964 (2016)
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Dr. Vivian Gornitz (2013) A "wet" Mars meteorite from the desert. Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club, 127, #4, 3.; Liu, Y., Ma, C., Beckett, J.R., Chen, Y., Guan, Y. (2016): Rare-earth-element minerals in martian breccia meteorites NWA 7034 and 7533: Implications for fluid–rock interaction in the Martian crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters: 451: 251-262; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12964 (2016)
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Description: "Fe oxy-hydroxides"
Reference: Dr. Vivian Gornitz (2013) A "wet" Mars meteorite from the desert. Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club, 127, #4, 3.
Maghemite
Formula: (Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
Reference: Dr. Vivian Gornitz (2013) A "wet" Mars meteorite from the desert. Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club, 127, #4, 3.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Dr. Vivian Gornitz (2013) A "wet" Mars meteorite from the desert. Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club, 127, #4, 3.
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Liu, Y., Ma, C., Beckett, J.R., Chen, Y., Guan, Y. (2016): Rare-earth-element minerals in martian breccia meteorites NWA 7034 and 7533: Implications for fluid–rock interaction in the Martian crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters: 451: 251-262; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12964 (2016)
Monazite-(Nd)
Formula: Nd(PO4)
Reference: Liu, Y., Ma, C., Beckett, J.R., Chen, Y., Guan, Y. (2016): Rare-earth-element minerals in martian breccia meteorites NWA 7034 and 7533: Implications for fluid–rock interaction in the Martian crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters: 451: 251-262; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12964 (2016)
Perrierite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce4MgFe3+2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Reference: Liu, Y., Ma, C., Beckett, J.R., Chen, Y., Guan, Y. (2016): Rare-earth-element minerals in martian breccia meteorites NWA 7034 and 7533: Implications for fluid–rock interaction in the Martian crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters: 451: 251-262; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12964 (2016)
'Perrierite-(Nd)'
Formula: Nd4MgFe3+2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8 ?
Reference: Liu, Y., Ma, C., Beckett, J.R., Chen, Y., Guan, Y. (2016): Rare-earth-element minerals in martian breccia meteorites NWA 7034 and 7533: Implications for fluid–rock interaction in the Martian crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters: 451: 251-262; ; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12964 (2016)
Pigeonite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Dr. Vivian Gornitz (2013) A "wet" Mars meteorite from the desert. Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club, 127, #4, 3.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Liu, Y., Ma, C., Beckett, J.R., Chen, Y., Guan, Y. (2016): Rare-earth-element minerals in martian breccia meteorites NWA 7034 and 7533: Implications for fluid–rock interaction in the Martian crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters: 451: 251-262; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12964 (2016)
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Dr. Vivian Gornitz (2013) A "wet" Mars meteorite from the desert. Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club, 127, #4, 3.
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Reference: Liu, Y., Ma, C., Beckett, J.R., Chen, Y., Guan, Y. (2016): Rare-earth-element minerals in martian breccia meteorites NWA 7034 and 7533: Implications for fluid–rock interaction in the Martian crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters: 451: 251-262; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12964 (2016)
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Liu, Y., Ma, C., Beckett, J.R., Chen, Y., Guan, Y. (2016): Rare-earth-element minerals in martian breccia meteorites NWA 7034 and 7533: Implications for fluid–rock interaction in the Martian crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters: 451: 251-262; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12964 (2016)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Maghemite4.BB.15(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite ?5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Monazite-(Nd)8.AD.50Nd(PO4)
Xenotime-(Y)8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Andesine9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Perrierite-(Ce)9.BE.70Ce4MgFe3+2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Pigeonite9.DA.10(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chevkinite-(Nd)'-(Nd,REE)4(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe2+,Ti,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8 ?
'Feldspar Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Perrierite-(Nd)'-Nd4MgFe3+2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8 ?

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Maghemite4.3.7.1(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite ?14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Monazite-(Nd)38.4.3.5Nd(PO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Perrierite-(Ce)56.2.8.3Ce4MgFe3+2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Pigeonite65.1.1.4(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Andesine-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chevkinite-(Nd)'-(Nd,REE)4(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe2+,Ti,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8 ?
'Feldspar Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Perrierite-(Nd)'-Nd4MgFe3+2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8 ?
Xenotime-(Y)-Y(PO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Maghemite(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe23+O4
O RutileTiO2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O Monazite-(Nd)Nd(PO4)
O Perrierite-(Ce)Ce4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Chevkinite-(Nd)(Nd,REE)4(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe2+,Ti,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8 ?
O Perrierite-(Nd)Nd4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8 ?
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O CalciteCaCO3
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg Perrierite-(Ce)Ce4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Mg Chevkinite-(Nd)(Nd,REE)4(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe2+,Ti,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8 ?
Mg Perrierite-(Nd)Nd4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8 ?
AlAluminium
Al Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Perrierite-(Ce)Ce4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Chevkinite-(Nd)(Nd,REE)4(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe2+,Ti,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8 ?
Si Perrierite-(Nd)Nd4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8 ?
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
P Monazite-(Nd)Nd(PO4)
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CaCalcium
Ca Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Ca Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti Perrierite-(Ce)Ce4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Ti Chevkinite-(Nd)(Nd,REE)4(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe2+,Ti,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8 ?
Ti Perrierite-(Nd)Nd4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8 ?
FeIron
Fe Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Maghemite(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe23+O4
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Perrierite-(Ce)Ce4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Chevkinite-(Nd)(Nd,REE)4(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe2+,Ti,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8 ?
Fe Perrierite-(Nd)Nd4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8 ?
YYttrium
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
CeCerium
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
Ce Perrierite-(Ce)Ce4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
NdNeodymium
Nd Monazite-(Nd)Nd(PO4)
Nd Chevkinite-(Nd)(Nd,REE)4(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe2+,Ti,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8 ?
Nd Perrierite-(Nd)Nd4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8 ?

References

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Agee, Carl et al. (2013) Unique Meteorite from Early Amazonian Mars: Water-Rich Basaltic Breccia Northwest Africa 7034. Science Online January 2013 DOI: 10.1126/science.1228858
Liu, Y., Ma, C., Beckett, J.R., Chen, Y., Guan, Y. (2016) Rare-earth-element minerals in martian breccia meteorites NWA 7034 and 7533: Implications for fluid–rock interaction in the Martian crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 451, 251-262; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12964


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