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Northwest Africa 8522
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8522
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8522
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 328 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  L6-melt breccia
Recommended:  L6-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 48 approved meteorites classified as L6-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 Sep 2014
Data from:
  MB103
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Place of purchase:Ensisheim, France
Date:P 2014
Mass (g):328.1
Pieces:1
Class:L6-melt breccia
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.2
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):25.8
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:Melt breccia with L6 clasts and abundant melted and recrystallized portions. Rounded melt droplets of FeNi metal and sulfides are abundant. Plagioclase grain size is about 60 µm in the unmelted clasts.; 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 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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