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Northwest Africa 8265
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8265
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8265
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 227 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 422 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 18 May 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8265 (NWA 8265)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Jan

Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite)

History: Purchased by F. Kuntz in January 2014 from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Very fresh, coarse aggregate of interlocking grains (up to 6 mm) of orthopyroxene with accessory olivine, chromite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene (Fs25.4-25.9Wo3.0-2.9, FeO/MnO = 29-32), olivine (Fa25.8-26.2, FeO/MnO = 39-41).

Classification: Diogenite.

Specimens: 22.8 g including a polished thin section at UWB. The remainder is held by Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2014 Jan
Mass (g):227
Pieces:1
Class:Diogenite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):25.8-26.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.4-25.9
Wollastonite (mol%):3.0-2.9
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):22.8
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K206; 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)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6759 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2047 unapproved names)

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