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Northwest Africa 8572
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8572
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8572
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 495 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 8 Oct 2014
Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P May 2014
Mass (g):494.77
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):23.8±0.3 (n=18)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.1±0.2 (n=15)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.2
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):30.56
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:Field number - G571. 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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Michael S. Scherman   
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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