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Northwest Africa 8314
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8314
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8314
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 29.8 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 589 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 27 Jan 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 8314 (NWA 8314)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Jan

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: Purchased by GHupe in February 2014 from a Moroccan dealer at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Small chondrules accompanied by amoeboid CAI and mineral fragments are set in slightly brownish, fine grained matrix (comprising ~50 vol.% of the specimen).

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.4-56.6; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine = 0.08-0.13 wt.%, one grain contains 0.46 wt.% Cr2O3, mean 0.16 wt.%, s.d. 0.15, N = 9), orthopyroxene (Fs1.3-1.4Wo1.0-1.9, N = 3), subcalcic diopside (Fs1.6Wo33.0), diopside (Fs1.1Wo41.1).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3).

Specimens: 6.03 g including one polished thin section at UWB. The remaining material is held by GHupé.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2014 Jan
Mass (g):29.8
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):0.4-56.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.3-1.4
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0-1.9
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):6.03
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:G. Hupe
Comments:GH-461; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
GHupé: Gregory M. Hupé, 9003 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852, United States; Website (private address)
Hupe: (old address—now see GHupé or AHupé) G. and A. Hupe, 2616 Lake Youngs Court SE, Renton, WA 98058., United States (private address)
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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     This is 1 of 7912 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1974 unapproved names)

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