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Northwest Africa 8081
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8081
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8081
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 342 g
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:
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Place of purchase:St.Marie aux Mines, France
Date:P 2012 Jun 30
Mass (g):342
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):24±5.2 (14.6-33.4, n=19)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.5±7.2 (6.5-24.6, n=17)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):22.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:The strongly altered meteorite is dark brownish in color and containes abundant, sharply defined chondrules about 0.7 mm in diameter. Many cracks filled with alteration products and most metal altered to Fe-oxides.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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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
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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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