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Northwest Africa 8600
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8600
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8600
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 124 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  LL5
Recommended:  LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3132 approved meteorites classified as LL5.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL 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 8600 (NWA 8600)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Jan

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL5)

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

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Sparse chondrules are present in a recrystallized matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa27.4-27.5, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs22.2-22.5Wo1.8-1.2, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs6.9-8.3Wo46.2-45.3).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL5).

Specimens: 26.49 g including one polished thick section at PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Tan Tan
Date:P 2014 Jan
Mass (g):124
Pieces:1
Class:LL5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W0/1
Fayalite (mol%):27.4-27.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):22.2-22.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8-1.2
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):26.49
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K224; 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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Dominik Stoeckli   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6968 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2012 unapproved names)

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