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Northwest Africa 7323
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7323
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7323
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 501 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 343 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 26 Feb 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7323 (NWA 7323)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Apr

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Purchased by Stefan Ralew in April 2012 from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Petrography: Fairly large, well-formed chondrules and relatively low content of altered metal. Olivine, orthopyroxene, pigeonite, sodic plagioclase, chromite, altered kamacite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa2.3-48.4), Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine = 0.06-0.25 wt.%, mean 0.13 wt.%, s.d. 0.07 wt.%, N = 7), orthopyroxene (Fs2.3-6.7Wo0.4-0.3), pigeonite (Fs12.1Wo6.7).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3).

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2012 Apr
Mass (g):501
Pieces:1
Class:LL3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):2.3-48.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.3-6.7
Wollastonite (mol%):0.4-0.3
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.05
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:S. Ralew
Comments:RA12-22; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Ralew: Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstra├če 29, 12524 Berlin, Germany; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7354 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1958 unapproved names)

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