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Northwest Africa 8760
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8760
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8760
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 76 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 27 Jan 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 8760 (NWA 8760)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2005

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: The meteorite was bought 2005 on a mineral fair in Munich, Germany.

Physical characteristics: The brownish fragment is partly covered with fusion crust and displays a dark grayish interior.

Petrography: It contains sharply defined chondrules of different petrological types about 0.6 mm in diameter and is crosscut by several shock veins.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P 2005
Mass (g):76
Pieces:2
Class:L3
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):16±8.3 (5.7-26.3, n=18)
Ferrosilite (mol%):13.2±7.8 (2.5-25.8, n=43)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2±1 (0.3-4.1, n=43)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):17.0
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Harald Stehlik
Comments: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)
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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