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Northwest Africa 7396
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7396
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7396
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 165.6 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 554 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 6 Sep 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7396 (NWA 7396)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Jun

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: Purchased by GHupé in June 2012 from a Moroccan dealer at the St. Marie aux Mines Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Composed of very small (typically <0.3 mm), well-formed chondrules and sparse, fine-grained CAI in a deep brown, fine-grained matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.3-66.6; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine = 0.09-0.13 wt.%, mean 0.11 wt.%, s.d. 0.02, N = 7), orthopyroxene (Fs1.1-16.5Wo0.9-4.6), clinopyroxene (Fs1.3-2.7Wo47.7-51.3).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3).

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:St. Marie
Date:P 2012 Jun
Mass (g):165.6
Pieces:2
Class:CO3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):0.3-66.6, n=9
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.2
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:GHupé
Comments:GH-439; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
GHupé: Gregory M. Hupé, 9003 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852, United States; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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