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Northwest Africa 8295
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8295
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8295
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 133.4 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 28 Feb 2014
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Northwest Africa 8295 (NWA 8295)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: Purchased by Brahim Tahiri from a Moroccan hunter and sent to his partner Sean Tutorow for classification, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, weathered dark exterior, saw cut reveals abundant fine-grained metal set in a dark brown groundmass.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows a few distinct, equilibrated chondrules, plagioclase up to 50 μm, oxide veinlets throughout.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and H. Miley, UNM) EMPA. Olivine Fa20.4±2.3, Fe/Mn=42±7, n=13, low Ca-pyroxene Fs17.7±1.7Wo1.7±0.8, Fe/Mn=24±3, n=8; plagioclase Ab81.1±2.9An12.6±1.2Or6.3±1.7.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4), weathering grade (W2).

Specimens: 26.55 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Sean Tutorow holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2013
Mass (g):133.39
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):20.4±2.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.7±1.7
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7±0.8
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):26.55
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:Field name G486; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
Institutions
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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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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