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Northwest Africa 8062
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8062
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8062
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 202 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2788 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 Oct 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 8062 (NWA 8062)

Morocco

Purchased: 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6)

History: Purchased by Brahim Tahiri from a Moroccan hunter and sent to his partner Sean Tutorow for classification, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, weathered fusion crust, saw cut reveals fine grained texture, gray-green, faint chondrules and scattered opaques.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows mostly indistinct, equilibrated chondrules, accessory kamacite, oxidized iron, troilite, chromite, augite, and with plagioclase up 100 μm.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) EMPA. Olivine Fa32.0±0.7, Fe/Mn=64±4, n=8, Low Ca-pyroxene Fs25.6±0.3Wo2.1±0.1, Fe/Mn=40±3, n=6.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6), weathering grade (W2).

Specimens: 21.1 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Sean Tutorow holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2013
Mass (g):202.19
Pieces:1
Class:LL6
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):32.0±0.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.6±0.3
Wollastonite (mol%):2.1±0.1
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):21.1
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:Field name G-387; 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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