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Northwest Africa 8570
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8570
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8570
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 439 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  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 8 Oct 2014
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Northwest Africa 8570 (NWA 8570)

Morocco

Purchased: May 2014

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6)

Petrography: This is one of the most oxidized LL chondrites yet measured. There are only a few LL chondrites with a mean olivine Fa content of 32.0 or higher.

Data from:
  MB103
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Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P May 2014
Mass (g):438.92
Pieces:1
Class:LL6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):32.1±0.4 (n=20)
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.5±0.6 (n=16)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.1±0.2
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):27.50
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:Field number - G547. Purchased by Brahim Tahiri from a Moroccan hunter in Erfoud, Morocco and sent to his partner Sean Tutorow for classification.; submitted by Sean Tutorow
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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 1459 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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