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Northwest Africa 8073
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8073
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8073
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 68 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  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 6 Jan 2015
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Northwest Africa 8073 (NWA 8073)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Jun 30

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

Petrography: The overall brownish rock is composed of small, well defined chondrules (mean diameter about 0.3 mm) set into a more fine-grained brownish to reddish matrix. FeNi metal is fairly abundant although often altered to Fe-oxides.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:St.Marie aux Mines, France
Date:P 2012 Jun 30
Mass (g):68
Pieces:1
Class:H3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.7±2.7 (17.5-24, n=22)
Ferrosilite (mol%):18±2.1 (15.5-20.9, n=30)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):15.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
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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 7009 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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