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Northwest Africa 8758
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8758
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8758
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 143 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 704 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 27 Jan 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 8758 (NWA 8758)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: The meteorite was bought 2014 on a mineral fair in Munich, Germany.

Physical characteristics: The meteorite lacks any fusion crust and displays a light brownish interior.

Petrography: It is composed of sharply defined chondrules of various petrological types about 0.7 in diameter set into a fine-grained matrix of chondrule and mineral fragemnts and FeNi metal.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P 2014
Mass (g):143
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):16.3±9.2 (0.7-32.7, n=43)
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.1±7.5 (2.3-30.8, n=42)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2±1 (0.2-3.3, n=42)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Harald Stehlik
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Stehlik: Harald Stehlik, 1220 Wien, Austria (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7296 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1980 unapproved names)

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