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NWA 856 (Djel Ibone) Martian meteorite, Morocco

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Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:Shergottite meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:Martian (shergottite)
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database

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15 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Jambon, A., Barrat, J. A., Sautter, V., Gillet, P., Göpel, C., Javoy, M., ... & Lesourd, M. (2002). The basaltic shergottite Northwest Africa 856: Petrology and chemistry. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 37(9), 1147-1164.
Wadhwa, M., & Crozaz, G. (2002). Trace Element Abundances in Minerals of Two New and Distinct Basaltic Shergottites, NWA 856 and NWA 1068. Meteoritics and Planetary Science Supplement, 37, A145.
Leroux, H., Devouard, B., Cordier, P., & Guyot, F. (2004). Pyroxene microstructure in the Northwest Africa 856 martian meteorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 39(5), 711-722.
Leroux, H., & Cordier, P. (2006). Magmatic cristobalite and quartz in the NWA 856 Martian meteorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 41(6), 913-923.
Tschauner, O., Ma, C. (2017): Stöfflerite, IMA 2017-062. CNMNC Newsletter No. 39, October 2017, page 1285; Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 1279–1286;

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