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Northwest Africa 8599
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8599
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8599
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 36.5 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Lunar
Recommended:  Lunar    [explanation]

This is 1 of 102 approved meteorites classified as Lunar.   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 30 Oct 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8599 (NWA 8599)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Jun

Classification: Lunar meteorite

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

Physical characteristics: Smooth-surfaced, fine grained, greenish-gray stone (36.5 g) with cross-cutting black veins.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Granuloblastic texture with larger grains of anorthite and very small grains of olivine, low-Ca pyroxene, high-Ca pyroxene, Al-bearing chromite, troilite and taenite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa 23.3-23.5, FeO/MnO = 81-83), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs18.9-19.6Wo5.2-4.7; FeO/MnO = 53-58), high-Ca pyroxene (Fs9.8Wo40.6, FeO/MnO = 59), plagioclase (An97.0-97.1Or0.1). Bulk composition (R. Korotev, WUSL) INAA of subsamples gave the following mean abundances (in wt.%) FeO 5.4, Na2O 0.23; (in ppm) Sc 7.1, Ni 140, La 0.71, Sm 0.37, Eu 0.55, Yb 0.34, Lu 0.05, Hf 0.23, Th 0.08.

Classification: Lunar (troctolitic granulitic breccia). On the basis of essentially identical texture, mineralogy and bulk composition, this specimen is paired with NWA 5744.

Specimens: 7.47 g including one polished slice at PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2014 Jun
Mass (g):36.5
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):23.3-23.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.9-19.6
Wollastonite (mol%):5.2-4.7
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):7.47
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K229; submitted by P. Sipiera
   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)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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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     This is 1 of 9116 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1873 unapproved names)

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