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Northwest Africa 16371
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 16371
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 16371
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.76 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 112  (2024)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6548 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 3 Jan 2024
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Writeup from MB 112:

Northwest Africa 16371 (NWA 16371)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 Aug

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: Purchased in August, 2021, by Jason Whitcomb from a meteorite dealer in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Single stone with dark brown fusion crust.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, Cascadia) Equilibrated ordinary chondrite containing accessory Fe-Ni metal, merrillite, chromite, and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa18.8±0.2, range Fa18.4-19.1, n=28); Low-Ca Pyroxene (Fs16.7±0.4Wo1.2±0.7, range Fs15.4-17.2Wo0.8-4.2, n=23).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4).

Specimens: 34.9 g type specimen at Cascadia, main mass with Jason Whitcomb.

Data from:
  MB112
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2021 Aug
Mass (g):2756
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):18.8±0.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.7±0.4
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2±0.7
Classifier:D. Sheikh, Cascadia
Type spec mass (g):34.9
Type spec location:Cascadia
Main mass:Whitcomb Meteorite Collection
Comments:CML 1579; JW-97; submitted by Daniel Sheikh
Institutions
   and collections
Cascadia: Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory, Portland State University, Department of Geology, Room 17 Cramer Hall, 1721 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F. M., Grossman J. N., Schrader D. L., Cartier C., Consolmagno G., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Joy K. H., Miao B. and Zhang B. (2024) The Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 112. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 59, 1820–1823. ?
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 9829 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1851 unapproved names)

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