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Northwest Africa 8066
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8066
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8066
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 4.04 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10044 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 Oct 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 8066 (NWA 8066)

Morocco

Purchased: 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Purchased by Brahim Tahiri from a Moroccan hunter and sent to his partner Sean Tutorow for classification, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, dark exterior, broken surface reveals fine grained, oxidized interior.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows distinct, equilibrated PO and BO chondrules, abundant kamacite, oxidized iron, troilite, and minor apatite.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) EMPA. Olivine Fa18.4±0.7, Fe/Mn=39±2, n=18, Low Ca-pyroxene Fs16.2±0.6Wo120.1, Fe/Mn=23±1, n=13.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5), weathering grade (W2).

Specimens: 120.1 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Sean Tutorow holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2013
Mass (g):4040.71
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):18.4±0.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.2±0.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±2.1
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):120.1
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:Field name G-454; submitted by C. Agee
Institutions
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1498 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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