Date of Award

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Geology

First Advisor

Alex Ruzicka

Subjects

Meteorites -- Northwest Africa -- Composition, Meteorites -- Northwest Africa -- Classification

DOI

10.15760/honors.100

Abstract

The petrography, mineralogy, and mineral chemistry of four unclassified Northwest Africa meteorites in the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory collection (CML0005, 0023, 0024, 0032) were studied using optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The data will be used to classify the meteorites and to obtain official names for the meteorites. CML0023 has the preliminary classification of L6 (S3) W1, CML0024 has L6 (S3) W1, and CML0032 has L6 (S2) W1. CML0005 has chemistry and mineralogy that indicate it is an anomalous acapulcoite.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Science in University Honors and Geology

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/12374

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