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Northwest Africa 8115
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8115
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8115
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 237 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 418 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 10 Dec 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 8115 (NWA 8115)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2006 Mar

Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite)

History: Purchased by F. Kuntz in March 2006 in St. Marie aux Mines, France.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Fresh, coarse-grained assemblage of predominantly orthopyroxene with accessory olivine, chromite and troilite and Ni-free metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa32.6-35.6; FeO/MnO = 37-38), orthopyroxene (Fs30.0-30.5Wo1.8-1.4; FeO/MnO = 28).

Classification: Diogenite.

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

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:St. Marie-aux-Mines
Date:P 2006 Mar
Mass (g):237
Pieces:2
Class:Diogenite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):32.6-35.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):30.0-30.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8-1.4
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.15
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K091; 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 6588 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2020 unapproved names)

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