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Northwest Africa 7064
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7064
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7064
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 115 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11283 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 27 Jul 2012
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Northwest Africa 7064 (NWA 7064)

Morocco

Found: 2008

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: One partially crusted stones weighing 115g was found in 2008 and purchased in Erfoud, Morocco, in early 2009. Thomas Webb acquired the sample in June of 2011 from a meteorite prospector.

Physical characteristics: Dark brown matte fusion crust covers 80% of cubic stone. Exterior of stone shows minor light weathering.

Petrography: (A. Love, App): Sample displays recrystallized chondritic texture with relict BO, RP, POP chondrules and fragments (avg. dia ~1.50 mm). Matrix contains ~ 500 μm anhedral apatite grains.

Geochemistry: A. Love, App) Olivine Fa 23.53±0.88, n=32. Orthopyroxene Fs 20.21±1.41, n=32. Plagioclase An 14.23±1.17, n=24.

Specimens: 23.3 g and one thin section on deposit at App. Thomas Webb holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB101
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Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2008
Mass (g):115
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.53±0.88
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.21±1.41
Wollastonite (mol%):1.62
Classifier:Anthony Love, App
Type spec mass (g):23.3
Type spec location:App
Main mass:TWebb
Comments:May be paired with NWA 7063; submitted by Anthony Love
Institutions
   and collections
App: Department of Geology, 572 Rivers St., Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Mar 2013)
TWebb: No contact information provided., United States (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1476 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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