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Northwest Africa 7068
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7068
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7068
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 418 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 657 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 18 Feb 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 7068 (NWA 7068)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: The meteorite was purchased in 2011 from a local meteorite dealer in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Dark-brownish individual without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a chondritic texture with mostly rounded and well-packed chondrules (mean diameter about 0.6 mm) in a more fine-grained dark matrix that contains sulfides and some FeNi metal.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2011
Mass (g):418
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):11.8±11.0 (1.1-31.5, n=28)
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.6±8.6 (1.0-24.9, n=15)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8±0.4 (0.3-1.3, n=15)
Magnetic suscept.:4.9
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):22.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:David Gattlich
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6672 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2024 unapproved names)

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