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Northwest Africa 8256
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8256
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8256
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 816 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7139 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 23 Feb 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 8256 (NWA 8256)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Purchased by Zsolt Kereszty in 2013 from a Moroccan dealer.

Physical characteristics: A single brown stone (816 g) lacking fusion crust.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Sparse chondrules and a moderate amount of altered metal. Composed of olivine, orthopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, chromite, troilite and altered kamacite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.8-25.4), orthopyroxene (Fs20.5-20.8Wo1.2-1.7), clinopyroxene (Fs7.3-7.4Wo46.2-44.6).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5).

Specimens: 44.1 g including one polished thin section at BajaAO. The main mass is held by Mr. Z. Kereszty.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2013
Mass (g):816
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.8-25.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.5-20.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2-1.7
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):44.1
Type spec location:BajaAO
Main mass:Z. Kereszty
Comments:ZK14-2; submitted by T. Hegedus
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)
BajaAO: Baja Astronomical Observatory H-6500 Baja, Szegedi ut KT. 766, Hungary; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Oct 2014)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7579 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1969 unapproved names)

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