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Northwest Africa 7708
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7708
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7708
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 87 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Mesosiderite
Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 205 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 1 Mar 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7708 (NWA 7708)

(Northwest Africa)

Found: 2012

Classification: Mesosiderite

Petrography: The overall brownish appearing rock consists of almost equal parts of Fe,Ni metal (kamacite and rare taenite) and silicates. Silicates are orthopyroxene, augite, and calcic plagioclase; no olivine.

Geochemistry: Opx: Fs29.1Wo1.9, FeO/MnO=26-31; cpx: Fs12.9Ws42.3, FeO/MnO=20-23; calcic plagioclase: An90.2 (range An88.2-92.7).

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Ensisheim, France
Date:2012
Mass (g):87
Pieces:1
Class:Mesosiderite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):29.1; 12.9
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9; 42.3
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):19.2
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Svend Buhl
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7655 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1972 unapproved names)

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