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Northwest Africa 7717
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7717
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7717
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 85 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6147 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 26 Feb 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7717 (NWA 7717)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Aug

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: Purchased in Temara, Morocco by Adam Aaronson in August 2012.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Well-developed small chondrules and relatively abundant altered metal..

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa18.9-19.3), orthopyroxene (Fs16.3Wo1.1; some cores Fs3.3Wo0.4), augite (Fs5.7-6.9Wo49.4-47.4).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4).

Specimens: Type sample and polished thin section at UWB. Main mass with Aaronson.

Data from:
  MB102
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Place of purchase:Temara
Date:P 2012 Aug
Mass (g):85
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1/2
Fayalite (mol%):18.9-19.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.3-16.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):17
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:A. Aaronson
Comments:M1387; 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)
Aaronson: Sahara Overland Ltd., Harhora, Temara, 12000, Morocco (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
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 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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