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Northwest Africa 8714
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8714
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8714
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 867 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10008 approved meteorites (plus 17 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 2 Jan 2015
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Northwest Africa 8714 (NWA 8714)

Morocco

Purchased: Nov. 2014

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

Petrography: Chondrules with diameters ranging from 250 to 680 μm are visible. Recrystallization is extensive. Major phases are olivine and low-Ca pyroxene. Minor phases include plagioclase, troilite, chromite and FeNi metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa17.4-18.4), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs15.6-16.2Wo1.2-1.5).

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P Nov. 2014
Mass (g):867
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):17.9±0.4 (n=18)
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.8±0.2 (n=15)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.1 (n=15)
Classifier:Wu Y.
Type spec mass (g):20.3
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:Ke Zuokai
Comments:Submitted by Hsu W.
Institutions
   and collections
PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1481 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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