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Northwest Africa 7017
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7017
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7017
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 4.67 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11278 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 Nov 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 7017 (NWA 7017)

Morocco

Found: 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Purchased by MtMorgan at the Denver Gem and Mineral Show in 2011.

Physical characteristics: Two pieces that fit together to form one complete stone. Dark fusion crust. Light gray interior, numerous faint chondrules, some to 4 mm. Minor weathering.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Wilson, UNM) EMPA. Olivine Fa24 with Fe/Mn=49, low-Ca pyroxene Fs21Wo2 with Fe/Mn=31, plagioclase Ab85, EDS qualitative analyses confirmed the presence of troilite, kamacite, and chromite.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6), slightly weathered.

Specimens: MtMorgan holds the main mass, 27.8 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1578:
Place of purchase:Denver
Date:2011
Mass (g):4669.5
Pieces:2
Class:L6
Fayalite (mol%):24
Ferrosilite (mol%):21
Wollastonite (mol%):2
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):27.8
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:MtMorgan
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)
MtMorgan: Matt Morgan, Mile High Meteorites, P.O. Box 151293, Lakewood, CO 80215-9293, United States; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1466 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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