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Northwest Africa 8598
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8598
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8598
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1313 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10981 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 17 Oct 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8598 (NWA 8598)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Jan

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

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

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Mostly recrystallized with rare chondrule remnants and fairly abundant, slightly stained metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.9-25.0, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs20.2-20.5Wo1.5-1.4, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs8.4-9.3Wo41.1-44.3).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6).

Specimens: 41.6 g including one polished thick section at PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Smara
Date:P 2014 Jan
Mass (g):1313
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W0/1
Fayalite (mol%):24.9-25.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.2-20.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5-1.4
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):41.6
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K223; 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)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6916 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2027 unapproved names)

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