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Northwest Africa 8051
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8051
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8051
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 165 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7227 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 19 Nov 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 8051 (NWA 8051)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Oct

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Purchased by Andreas Gren from a Moroccan dealer in October 2012.

Physical characteristics: Very fresh specimen (165 g). Mostly black with visible shiny, irregularly-shaped metal grains and bronze sulfides.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Sparse chondrules within a dark, fine grained matrix containing elongate, ragged grains of fresh metal and some sulfides.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.7-25.0), orthopyroxene (Fs19.7-20.4Wo1.1-2.0), augite (Fs6.6-8.8Wo46.0-42.7).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5, highly shocked).

Specimens: 22.3 g including one polished thin section at UWB. The remainder is held by Gren.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2012 Oct
Mass (g):165
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S6
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):24.7-25.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.7-20.4
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1-2.0
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):22.3
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:A. Gren
Comments:AG010; 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)
Gren: Andreas Gren, Hamburg, Germany (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 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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