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Northwest Africa 8384
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8384
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8384
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1080 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 348 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 21 May 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8384 (NWA 8384)

(Northwest Africa)

Found: 2011 Aug

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Meteorite was purchased from a dealer online.

Physical characteristics: Meteorite is a single weathered stone with little remaining fusion crust.

Petrography: (A. Rubin, UCLA) The average chondrule size is about 600 μm, in the LL range.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3, W3, S1) The Cr2O3 content of the ferroan olivine = 0.11±0.09, indicating that it is greater than or equal to type 3.2

Specimens: Main mass 1030 g, Tobin; type specimen: 50.7 grams, UCLA.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
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Date:2011 Aug
Mass (g):1080
Pieces:1
Class:LL3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):13.3±8.9 (n=20)
Ferrosilite (mol%):8.9±6.6 (n=8)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±3.1 (n=8)
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):50.7
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:James Tobin
Comments:Submitted by James Tobin
Institutions
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Tobin: J. Tobin, The Meteorite Exchange, PMB #455, P.O. Box 7000, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, United States (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7483 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1994 unapproved names)

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