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Northwest Africa 7044
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7044
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7044
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1443 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6104 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 5 Dec 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 7044 (NWA 7044)

Morocco

Purchased: 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

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

Physical characteristics: Oriented stone. Interior is dark with numerous fine metal grains and a few weathering veins.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination shows a largely recrystallized, granoblastic texture with rare indistinct chondrules.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Wilson, UNM) Olivine Fa19.5±0.2, Fe/Mn=39±2, n=8; low-Ca pyroxene Fs17.1±0.1Wo1.3±0.2, Fe/Mn=23, n=7; plagioclase Ab82.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6), weathering grade W2.

Specimens: 22.9 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, MtMorgan holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1592:
Place of purchase:Denver
Date:P 2011
Mass (g):1443
Pieces:1
Class:H6
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):19.5±0.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.1±0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.2
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):22.9
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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