NWA 6963 - Basaltic Shergottite
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Meteorite Northwest Africa (NWA) 6963 is a gabbroic rock classified as a basaltic shergottite. NWA 6963 contains clinopyroxene and maskelynite grains up to 5 mm in length, with minor ferroan olivine, spinel, ilmenite, merrillite, apatite, Fe-sulphides and high-Si glass. NWA 6963 also contains areas of quartz and alkali-feldspar intergrowths up to ~1 mm in size.

Filiberto, J., Gross, J., Trela, J., Ferré, E.C., 2014. Gabbroic Shergottite Northwest Africa 6963: An intrusive sample of Mars. American Mineralogist 99, 601-606.

 

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