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Northwest Africa 8717
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8717
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8717
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 600 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11692 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 6 Jan 2015
Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
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Origin or pseudonym:Desert
Place of purchase:Ensisheim
Date:P 2012
Mass (g):600
Pieces:3
Class:L6
Shock stage:S5
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.5±0.2 (n=10)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.8±0.3 (n=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.3 (n=10)
Classifier:Bischoff A. and Weyrauch M., IfP
Type spec mass (g):30.0
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Finder
Finder:Anonymous
Comments:Shock veins; S6 in shock veins; submitted by Addi Bischoff
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IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/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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