header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 14 Oct 2020
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Northwest Africa 8078
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8078
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8078
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 4.21 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  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 6 Jan 2015
Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:St.Marie aux Mines, France
Date:P 2012 Jun 30
Mass (g):4213
Pieces:11
Class:L3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.1±9.5 (0.5-29.5, n=24)
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.6±8.5 (2-24.9, n=32)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):26
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:The meteorite displays a brownish interior with abundant, well defined chondrules showing a mean diameter of about 0.6 mm; FeNi metal is rare.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

Direct link to this page