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Northwest Africa 8045
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8045
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8045
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 5.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6696 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 3 Oct 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 8045 (NWA 8045)

Morocco

Purchased: 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Purchased in Tuscon 2013.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, weathered exterior, saw cut reveals numerous chondrules with medium-grained metal/sulfide throughout, gray-brown groundmass.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a probe mount shows many well-defined, equilibrated chondrules. Ubiquitous kamacite, troilite, and plagioclase, accessory phosphate. Minor oxidation of metal, and a few small iron-oxide veinlets observed.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Olivine Fa25.8±0.1, Fe/Mn=51±4, n=7; orthopyroxene Fs21.4±0.6Wo2.0±1.6, Fe/Mn=30±1, n=8.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5), weathering grade W1.

Specimens: 26.1 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Jensen holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2013
Mass (g):5504
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):25.8±0.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.4±0.6
Wollastonite (mol%):2.0±1.6
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):26.1
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Mike Jensen
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)
Jensen: Jensen Meteorites, 16730 E Ada Pl., Aurora, CO 80017-3137, United States; Website (private address)
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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