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Northwest Africa 8449
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8449
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8449
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 20.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1613 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 16 Jun 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8449 (NWA 8449)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Jan

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

History: Purchased by Pierre-Marie Pele in January 2014 from a dealer in Tagounite, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Closely-packed, well-formed, medium-sized chondrules (0.6-1.8 mm) are set in a relatively coarse grained matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa23.3-24.5), orthopyroxene (Fs19.3-20.3Wo0.3-1.5), clinopyroxene (Fs8.5-9.0Wo41.9-46.0).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4).

Specimens: Type specimen plus one polished thin section are at PSF; main mass with Mr. P. Pele.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Tagounite
Date:P 2014 Jan
Mass (g):20.15
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.3-24.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.3-20.3
Wollastonite (mol%):0.3-1.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):4.36
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:P. Pele
Comments:Chon2h; 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)
Catalogs:
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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Emanuel Foglietto   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2027 unapproved names)

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