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Northwest Africa 7162
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7162
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7162
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 790 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 676 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 2 Feb 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 7162 (NWA 7162)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Purchased by Marcin Cimala in 2011 from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Well-formed chondrules (1.2±0.7 mm) in a finer matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.7-34.9, Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.06-0.08 wt.%, mean 0.07±0.01 wt.%, N = 8), orthopyroxene (Fs2.8-19.9Wo0.4-1.1, N = 3), subcalcic augite (Fs25.8Wo30.1).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3).

Specimens: 26.2 g including one polished thin section at PSF; main mass with Mr. M. Cimala.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2011
Mass (g):790
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):0.7-34.9 (N = 8)
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.8-19.1
Wollastonite (mol%):0.4-1.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):26.2
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:M. Cimala
Comments:MC 086; submitted by P. Sipiera
Institutions
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2035 unapproved names)

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