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Northwest Africa 8280
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8280
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8280
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 36 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6388 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 26 Feb 2014
Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Torino
Date:P 2011
Mass (g):36
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):17.2 (17.1-17.3, n=12, PMD=4.7)
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.0 (14.8-15.2, n=13, PMD=5.9)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8-2.0
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi, S. Caporali, G. Pratesi, MSP
Type spec mass (g):7.21
Type spec location:MSP
Main mass:Castellano
Comments:Submitted by Vanni Moggi Cecchi
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MSP: Museo di Scienze Planetarie, Via Galcianese 20/H, 59100 Prato, Italy, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 22 Oct 2022)
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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 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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