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Northwest Africa 8366
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8366
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8366
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 989 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 726 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 29 Jan 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 8366 (NWA 8366)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Apr

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Purchased by John Higgins in April 2014 from a dealer in Tagounite, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Two similar stones lacking fusion crust (543 g and 446 g).

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Fairly closely-packed, well-formed chondrules exhibiting a wide range in size (0.3-3.2 mm, mean 2.1 mm) within a sparse matrix containing altered metal (altered to varying degree in different stones).

Geochemistry: Olivine, Fa0.5-43.4; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.06-0.19 wt.%, N = 12, one grain with 0.83 wt.% Cr2O3; orthopyroxene, Fs2.3-23.9Wo0.5-3.1, N = 3; subcalcic augite, Fs15.3-15.8Wo37.7-32.7; augite, Fs10.8-18.3Wo40.5-43.8.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3).

Specimens: 48 g including two polished thin sections at UWB. The remainder is held by Mr. J. Higgins.

Data from:
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Tagounite
Date:P 2014 Apr
Mass (g):989
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):0.5-43.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.3-23.9
Wollastonite (mol%):0.5-3.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):48
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:J. Higgins
Comments:JH14-5; submitted by A. Irving
   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)
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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     This is 1 of 7885 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1958 unapproved names)

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