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Northwest Africa 7251
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7251
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7251
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 13 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  L-melt rock
Recommended:  L-melt rock    [explanation]

This is 1 of 35 approved meteorites classified as L-melt rock.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 24 Jul 2012
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Northwest Africa 7251 (NWA 7251)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L, melt rock)

History: Purchased by Ke Zuokai from a meteorite dealer.

Petrography: Fine-grained euhedral olivine (Fa21-25), clinopyroxene (Fs12-15Wo28-38), and orthopyroxene (Fs17-18Wo2-3) set in albitic glass (SiO2 72-74wt%, Na2O 7.2wt%). Minor phases include taenite, troilite, chromite, and Fe oxide.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2012
Mass (g):13000
Pieces:1
Class:L-melt rock
Fayalite (mol%):21-25
Ferrosilite (mol%):17-18; 12-15
Wollastonite (mol%):2-3; 28-38
Classifier:W. Hsu, PMO
Type spec mass (g):935
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:Zuokai Ke
Comments:Submitted by W. Hsu
Institutions
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PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2035 unapproved names)

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