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Northwest Africa 8244
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8244
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8244
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 283 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  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 4 Mar 2014
Data from:
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Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P Dec 2013
Mass (g):283
Pieces:2
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):22.8±7.9 (4.7-28.8, n=28)
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.1±6.8 (2.6-21.1, n=23)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8±0.3 (range 0.3-1.3, n=23)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:chondrule mean diameter is about 0.6 mm; low metal content; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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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 7328 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1973 unapproved names)

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