Nakhla Martian meteorite, Nakhla, Abu Hommos, Al Iskandanyah Governorate (Alexandria Governorate), Egypt
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||31° 19' North , 30° 21' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||31.31667,30.35000|
|Non-native locality type:||Meteorite|
|Meteorite Class:||Nakhlite meteorite|
|Meteoritical Society Class:||Martian (nakhlite)|
|Metbull:||View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Recorded fall in 1911. Has given name to the Nakhlites (diopside-olivine class of Ca-rich achondrites).
21 valid minerals.
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Treiman, A.H. and Gooding, J.L. (1991) Iddingsite in the Nakhla meteorite: TEM study of mineralogy and texture of pre-terrestrial (Martian?) alterations. Meteoritics, vol. 26, p. 402.
Bridges, J.C. and Grady, M.M. (2000) Evaporite mineral assemblages in the nakhlite (martian) meteorites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 176, 267-279.
Mikouchi, T., McKay, G., and Miyamoto, M. (2006) Mineralogy of nakhlite Martian meteorites: implications for their relative burial depths. 19th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, 23-28 July 2006, Kobe, Japan.
Cohen, B.E., Mark, D.F., Tomkinson, T., Lee, M.R., and Smith, C.L. (2015) Martian Igneous Activity and Fluid-Based Alteration: Chronological Constraints from 40Ar/39Ar Analyses of the Nakhlites. In: 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, USA, 16-20 Mar 2015.