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Northwest Africa 8497
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8497
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8497
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 58 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 709 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 14 Sep 2014
Data from:
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Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P 2001
Mass (g):58
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):16±10.6 (1.9-32.4, n=19)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16±5.5 (8.3-20.8, n=31)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1 ±0.6 (0.4-2.2, n=31)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):12.5
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Harald Stehlik
Comments:Breccia with grayish interior containing abundant, sharply defined chondrules with mean diameter of ~0.6 mm; low abundance of FeNi metal grains.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Stehlik: Harald Stehlik, 1220 Wien, Austria (private address)
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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 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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