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Northwest Africa 7729
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7729
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7729
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 250 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  LL5
Recommended:  LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3148 approved meteorites classified as LL5.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 16 Feb 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7729 (NWA 7729)

Morocco

Purchased: 2012

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL5)

History: Purchased by Adam Bates from a meteorite dealer in Morocco, August 2012.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, irregular dark weathered exterior. A saw-cut reveals scattered chondrules and sparse fine-grained metal/sulfide set in a reddish brown matrix.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows a numerous POP, PO chondrules, with plagioclase and/or mesostasis, matrix relatively fine-grained.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and L. Burkemper, UNM) Olivine Fa29.3±0.6, Fe/Mn=59±3, n=15; low-Ca pyroxene Fs23.8±1.3Wo1.3±0.9, Fe/Mn=38±, n=12.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL5), weathering grade W2.

Specimens: 23 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Adam Bates holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2012
Mass (g):250
Pieces:1
Class:LL5
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):29.3±0.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.8±1.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.9
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):23
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Adam Bates
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. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1460 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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