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Northwest Africa 8294
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8294
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8294
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1206 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5876 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 28 Feb 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8294 (NWA 8294)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: Purchased by Brahim Tahiri from a Moroccan hunter and sent to his partner Sean Tutorow for classification, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, weathered irregular exterior saw cut reveals fine-grained reddish brown interior, porous.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows a few equilibrated chondrules, coarse-grained plagioclase.  Most metal domains are oxidized, many with weathered out voids.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and H. Miley, UNM) EMPA. Olivine Fa18.9±0.7, Fe/Mn=41±4, n=18, low Ca-pyroxene Fs15.1±0.2Wo4.2±0.0, Fe/Mn=22±0, n=2.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6), weathering grade (W4).

Specimens: 26.44 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Sean Tutorow holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB103
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2013
Mass (g):1206
Pieces:1
Class:H6
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):18.9±0.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.1±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):4.2±0.0
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):26.44
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:Field name G478; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
Institutions
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Mike Markowitz   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7101 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2004 unapproved names)

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