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Northwest Africa 8794
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8794
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8794
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 50.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10324 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 4 Feb 2015
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Northwest Africa 8794 (NWA 8794)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2006

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

Petrography: Plagioclase grains are found to exceed 10 μm and there is relatively low variability in the microprobe data, consistent with an H5. Chondrules are notably numerous and well-defined for such a high petrologic type.

Geochemistry: Olivine, Fa18.3±0.5 (N=17); pyroxene, Fs16.3±0.6Wo1.18±0.20 (N=15, EMPA).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite H5, S2, W2.

Specimens: The type specimen includes the main mass and a thin section.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2006
Mass (g):50.7
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):18.3±0.5 (N=17)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.3±0.6 (N=15)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.18±0.20 (N=15)
Classifier:Haris Majeed
Type spec mass (g):50.7
Type spec location:ROM
Main mass:ROM
Comments:Submitted by B. C. Hyde
Institutions
   and collections
ROM: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
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 7912 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1974 unapproved names)

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