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Northwest Africa 8065
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8065
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8065
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 11.15 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11277 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 Oct 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 8065 (NWA 8065)

Morocco

Purchased: 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

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

Physical characteristics: Single stone, saw cut reveals fine grained texture, dark gray with ubiquitous metal/sulfide.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows equilibrated chondrules, kamacite, taenite, oxidized iron, chromite and troilite (also finely disseminated), with plagioclase up 50 μm.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) EMPA. Olivine Fa23.9±0.3, Fe/Mn=50±2, n=6, Low Ca-pyroxene Fs20.2±0.2Wo2.3±0.9, Fe/Mn=30±1, n=7.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6), weathering grade (W2).

Specimens: 43 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Sean Tutorow holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2013
Mass (g):11150
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):23.9±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.2±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):2.3±0.9
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):43
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:Field name G-453; submitted by C. Agee
Institutions
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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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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