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Northwest Africa 8537
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8537
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8537
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Mali
Mass:help 131.1 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  LL5/6
Recommended:  LL5/6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 62 approved meteorites classified as LL5/6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 Sep 2014
Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Bafana, Tombouctou
Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2014 Feb
Mass (g):131.1
Pieces:1
Class:LL5/6
Shock stage:S5
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):29.4±0.6 (N=61)
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.7±0.4 (N=41)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7±0.5 (N=41)
Classifier:C. Gilmour and C. Herd, UAb
Type spec mass (g):24.5
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:Fern and Bea Goudreault
Comments:An LL breccia of petrologic type 5 or 6. Most likely paired with NWA 7538.; submitted by C. Herd
Institutions
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UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 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:

Mali
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Bafana, Tombouctou, Mali
     This is 1 of 35 approved meteorites from Mali (plus 1 unapproved name)

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