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Northwest Africa 8087
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8087
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8087
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1000 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 465 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 22 Jan 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 8087 (NWA 8087)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Jun 30

Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite)

Physical characteristics: Many small individuals partially covered with fusion crust were found.

Petrography: (A. Greshake, MNB) The meteorite shows a light gray interior and displays a cumulate texture of dominantly large orthopyroxene crystals with less abundant calcic plagioclase. Accessory minerals include chromite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene: Fs26.9-27.5Wo2.8-3.5, FeO/MnO=26.3-29.8, calcic plagioclase: An90.3-93

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:St.Marie aux Mines, France
Date:P 2012 Jun 30
Mass (g):1000
Pieces:many
Class:Diogenite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):26.9-27.5
Wollastonite (mol%):2.8-3.5
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):24.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum f├╝r Naturkunde, Invalidenstra├če 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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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: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7885 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1958 unapproved names)

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