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Northwest Africa 7468
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7468
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7468
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 964 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 705 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 6 Sep 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7468 (NWA 7468)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 May

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Purchased by Gary Fujihara in February 2012 from a Moroccan dealer at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

Petrography: Well-formed, medium-sized (~0.4 to 0.7 mm) chondrules. Olivine, orthopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, chromite, altered kamacite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.6-31.2; Cr2O3 in ferroan examples is 0.03-0.08 wt.%, mean 0.05 wt.%, s.d. 0.02 wt.%, N = 6), orthopyroxene (Fs4.8-15.0Wo0.3-0.6).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3).

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2012 May
Mass (g):964
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):0.6-31.2, n=8
Ferrosilite (mol%):4.8-15.0
Wollastonite (mol%):0.3-0.6
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:G. Fujihara
Comments:GF12-12; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Public domain photographs:
Gary Fujihara   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7320 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1973 unapproved names)

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