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Northwest Africa 8784
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8784
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8784
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 331 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 676 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 31 Jan 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 8784 (NWA 8784)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Jan

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Purchased by Fabien Kuntz in January 2014 from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Well-formed, medium-sized chondrules (1.2±0.6 mm) in a finer grained matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine, Fa1.0-25.9; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.03-0.08 wt.%, mean 0.04±0.02 wt.%, N = 8; orthopyroxene, Fs7.1-23.1Wo0.2-1.8, N = 3; pigeonite, Fs21.0Wo15.5; subcalcic augite, Fs13.7Wo34.1.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3).

Specimens: 26.3 g including one polished thin section at PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2014 Jan
Mass (g):331
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):1.0-25.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):7.1-23.1
Wollastonite (mol%):0.2-1.8
Magnetic suscept.:K210
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):26.3
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K210; 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)
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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 6916 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2027 unapproved names)

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