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Northwest Africa 8272
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8272
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8272
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 292 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  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 20 Feb 2014
Data from:
  MB103
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P Nov 2013
Mass (g):291.9
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):23.9±0.3 (n=15)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.7
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6 (n=7)
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):26.1
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Aras Jonikas
Comments:AJ13-8; Many grains of plagioclase are more than 50 µm in size, indicating petrologic type 6.; submitted by Aras Jonikas
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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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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