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Northwest Africa 7676
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7676
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7676
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1050 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 452 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 8 Nov 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 7676 (NWA 7676)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Feb

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Purchased by E. Twelker in February 2012 from a Moroccan dealer at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Relatively fresh specimen composed of closely packed, well-formed chondrules (0.3-2.7 mm, mean 1.8 mm in diameter) with a relatively low content of metal (some fresh and some partially altered). Olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, chromite, altered kamacite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.2-89.6; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.02-0.11 wt.%, mean 0.05 wt.%, s.d. 0.03 wt.%, N = 9), orthopyroxene (Fs2.4-22.1Wo0.3-0.9, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs3.9-8.9Wo40.7-45.2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3).

Specimens: A total of 30.8 g of material and one polished thin section are on deposit at UWB. Twelker holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2012 Feb
Mass (g):1050
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):0.2-89.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.4-22.1
Wollastonite (mol%):0.3-0.9
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):30.8
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:E. Twelker
Comments:ET13-1; submitted by A. Irving
   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)
Twelker: Eric Twelker, P.O. Box 844, Port Townsend, WA 98368, United States; Website (private address; updated 1 Dec 2014)
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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     This is 1 of 9116 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1873 unapproved names)

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