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Northwest Africa 7824
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7824
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7824
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 59 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Mesosiderite
Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 273 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 14 Nov 2013
Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7824 (NWA 7824)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2011 Oct

Classification: Mesosiderite

History: Purchased by Mike Bandli in October 2011 from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Exceptionally fresh specimen (59 g) with evident metal, sulfide and honey-yellow silicate grains.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Metamorphosed breccia composed of larger, angular monomineralic (and some polymineralic) clasts in a recrystallized matrix of related crystal debris. Composed of abundant orthopyroxene with interstitial anorthitic plagioclase, holly leaf-shaped grains of kamacite (~ 8 vol.%), Fe-sulfide (~ 4 vol.%), taenite, chromite and Na-bearing merrillite. The only evidence of terrestrial weathering is very slight staining on some fractures in pyroxene.

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene (Fs26.2-26.3Wo1.9-1.5; FeO/MnO = 29-31). Oxygen isotopes (K. Ziegler, UNM): analyses of acid-washed silicate material by laser fluorination gave, respectively: δ17O = 1.708, 1.684 δ18O = 3.757, 3.718; Δ17O = -0.276, -0.279 (all per mil).

Classification: Mesosiderite.

Specimens: 12 g of material and one polished thin section are at UWB. The remaining material is held by Mr. M. Bandli.

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Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2011 Oct
Mass (g):59
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:W0/1
Ferrosilite (mol%):26.2-26.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9-1.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):12
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:M. Bandli
Comments:B314; submitted by A. Irving
Plots: O isotopes:  
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 9 Oct 2023)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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     This is 1 of 9689 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1854 unapproved names)

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