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Northwest Africa 8493
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8493
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8493
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 80 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 594 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 14 Sep 2014
Data from:
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Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P 2001
Mass (g):80
Pieces:1
Class:H3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):15.3±9.5 (3.4-29.5, n=29)
Ferrosilite (mol%):12±4.9 (3.5-16.2, n=21)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1 ±0.5 (0.3-1.6, n=21)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):16.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Harald Stehlik
Comments:Contains numerous small, well-defined chondrules (mean diameter about 0.3 mm) in a fine-grained grayish to brownish matrix. FeNi metal is fairly abundant.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Stehlik: Harald Stehlik, 1220 Wien, Austria (private address)
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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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7009 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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