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Northwest Africa 7878
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7878
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7878
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 249 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1601 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 2 Jul 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7878 (NWA 7878)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Jun

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

History: Purchased by F. Kuntz in June 2012 from a Moroccan dealer at the Ensisheim Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Relatively large, well-formed chondrules and dispersed relatively large grains of altered metal in a recrystallized matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.4-24.9), orthopyroxene (Fs20.6-21.0Wo3.1-1.5), clinopyroxene (Fs7.6-7.7Wo46.7-45.3).

Specimens: Type specimen plus one polished thick section on deposit with PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Ensisheim
Date:P 2012 Jun
Mass (g):249
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.4-24.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.6-21.0
Wollastonite (mol%):7.6-7.7
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.66
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K 194; submitted by P. Sipiera
Institutions
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Mike Markowitz   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6757 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2048 unapproved names)

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