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Northwest Africa 7327
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7327
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7327
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 217 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  H/L5
Recommended:  H/L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites classified as H/L5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), H/L chondrites, H/L chondrites (type 4-7), L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 17 Jul 2012
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Writeup from MB 101:

Northwest Africa 7327 (NWA 7327)

Morocco

Purchased: May 2012

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H/L5)

History: Purchased by Sean Tutorow in Morocco, May 2012.

Physical characteristics: One complete stone, brown weathered fusion crust, saw cut reveals numerous small chondrules and abundant fine-grained metal set in a brown matrix, some weathering veins.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows a wide range of POP and BO chondrule sizes 100-1000 μm. Ubiquitous troilite and kamacite, much of the metal is oxidized, minor plagioclase.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Wilson, UNM) Olivine Fa20.5±0.3 Fe/Mn=41±1 n=35, low-Ca pyroxene Fs18.4±1.5 Wo2.4±2.9 Fe/Mn=25±6 n=17.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H/L5), weathering grade W3.

Specimens: 25.66 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Sean Tutorow holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB101
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P May 2012
Mass (g):217.44
Pieces:1
Class:H/L5
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):20.5±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.4±1.5
Wollastonite (mol%):2.4±2.9
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):25.66
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:Submitted by C. Agee
Institutions
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1417 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 15 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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