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Northwest Africa 7885
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7885
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7885
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 83 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10981 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 7 Nov 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7885 (NWA 7885)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013 Feb

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Purchased by Alexandre Debienne in February 2013 from a dealer in Agadir, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Rare chondrules. Olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, altered kamacite, taenite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.7-24.9), orthopyroxene (Fs20.1-20.4Wo1.4-1.5), clinopyroxene (Fs6.9-8.5Wo45.8-44.0).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6).

Specimens: Type specimen plus one polished probe mount at PSF; main mass with A. Debienne.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P 2013 Feb
Mass (g):83
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.7-24.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.1-20.4
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4-1.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):16.6
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:A. Debienne
Comments:AD 13004; 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)
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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