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Northwest Africa 8299
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8299
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8299
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 0.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  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 4 Mar 2014
Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P Oct 2000
Mass (g):0.5
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):22.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8
Classifier:C. A. Lorenz, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):0.486
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:Vernad
Comments:Field name is Blais; submitted by C.A. Lorenz
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Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
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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 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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