Northwest Africa 1929 History

Name: Northwest Africa 1929
Location: Morocco
Type: Achondrite Howardite

This meteorite is classified as a very rare achondrite, Howardite (AHOW). The Howardites are very rare, being 

comprised of crushed up Eucrites and Diogenites and containing bits of other meteorite types. It is basically the soil 

of an asteroid that has been churned up by meteorite impacts and mixed with them. As you can see in the slices below, 

there are clasts of many meteorites, including some that look to be carbonaceous! This meteorite was found in Morocco 

                                    in 2003, and so far the total known weight is around 15 kilograms.

This meteorite was published in the Meteoritical Society Bulletin No. 90
Check out their web site at


Return to MARE METEORITICS Home Page

Return to Micro Home Page