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Northwest Africa 8387
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8387
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8387
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1150 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 370 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 6 Jun 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8387 (NWA 8387)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Purchased by Blaine Reed in Tucson, February 2014.

Physical characteristics: Single stone with oxidized weathered exterior. Saw cut reveals chondrules and metal/sulfide set in a light gray matrix.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount reveals numerous chondrules, some poryphyritic with igneous zoning and mesostasis. Kamacite, troilite, and iron oxide present.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee, N. Muttik, UNM) Olivine Fa27.1±2.1, Fe/Mn=55±2.1, n=36; low-Ca pyroxene Fs17.1±8.0Wo0.8±0.7, Fe/Mn=38±18, n=20.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3, W2). Based on σ-Fa, this is likely near petrologic type 3.9.

Specimens: 23.4 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Reed holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2014
Mass (g):1149.5
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):27.1±2.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.1±8.0
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8±0.7
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):23.4
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Blaine Reed
Comments:Field name BR92; submitted by C. Agee
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
Reed: Blaine Reed, P.O. Box 1141, Delta, CO 81416, United States; Website (private address)
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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     This is 1 of 7859 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1961 unapproved names)

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