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Northwest Africa 8602
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8602
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8602
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 711 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  LL4
Recommended:  LL4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 361 approved meteorites classified as LL4.   [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 8602 (NWA 8602)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Jan

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL4)

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

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Well-formed, round, closely-packed chondrules (mean diameter 1.0 ± 0.7 mm, one 3.2 mm) in a matrix containing stained metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa27.2-27.3, N = 3), orthopyroxene (core Fs11.3Wo0.2; Fs22.0-22.1Wo0.7-0.8, N = 2), clinopyroxene (Fs11.9Wo32.2; Fs23.3Wo35.0).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL4).

Specimens: 27.98 g including one polished thick section at PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2014 Jan
Mass (g):711
Pieces:1
Class:LL4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):27.2-27.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.3; 22.0-22.1
Wollastonite (mol%):0.2; 0.7-0.8
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):27.98
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K227; 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 7009 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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