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Northwest Africa 8415
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8415
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8415
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 160 kg
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 20 Nov 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8415 (NWA 8415)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013 Jun

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Purchased by Mohamed Aid in Ouarzazate, Morocco in June 2013.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Sparse chondrules occur within a recrystallized matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa25.7-25.8, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs20.9-21.0Wo1.8-1.3, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs8.4-8.7Wo42.7-42.5).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5).

Specimens: 73.6g including one polished thin section at UWB. The remainder is held by M. Aid.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Ouarzazate
Date:P 2013 Jun
Mass (g):160000
Pieces:many
Class:L5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):25.7-25.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.9-21.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8-1.3
Magnetic suscept.:M158
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):73.6
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:M. Aid
Comments:M158; 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)
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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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