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Northwest Africa 7880
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7880
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7880
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 199 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 514 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 27 Jul 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7880 (NWA 7880)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Oct

Classification: Ureilite

History: Purchased by F. Kuntz in October 2012 from a dealer in Zagora, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Medium-grained protogranular aggregate of olivine and orthopyroxene (both with narrow, black metal-rich zones along their margins).

Geochemistry: Olivine (core Fa21.0, Cr2O3 0.8 wt.%; rim 14.0), orthopyroxene (core Fs20.1Wo4.2; rim Fs9.5Wo4.1).

Classification: Ureilite.

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:Zagora
Date:P 2012 Oct
Mass (g):199
Pieces:1
Class:Ureilite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):21.0
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):22.7
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K 196; 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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6916 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2027 unapproved names)

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