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Northwest Africa 7965
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7965
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7965
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 165 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  LL5-6
Recommended:  LL5-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 59 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 31 Jul 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7965 (NWA 7965)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2009

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL5-6)

History: A 165 g partially crusted meteorite was found in 2008 and purchased in Agadir, Morocco, in early 2009. Greg Catterton acquired the sample in early 2009 from a meteorite prospector.

Physical characteristics: Stone exhibits orientation with black fusion crust. Fusion crust covers ~90% of stone.

Petrography: (A. Love, App) Genomict chondritic breccia containing 0.3-2.8 mm clasts of LL5, LL6, shock-darkened LL5 clasts, multiple types of melt rock and a lithology of uncertain origin all in sharp contact with a groundmass of chondrules and fragments and fine-grained fragmental matrix.

Specimens: 33 g and two polished thin sections at App.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):165
Pieces:1
Class:LL5-6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):28.8±0.3 (N=29)
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.8±1.3 (N= 25)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.8
Classifier:Anthony Love
Type spec mass (g):33g
Type spec location:App
Main mass:Greg Catterton
Finder:Anonymous
Comments:Submitted by Anthony Love
Institutions
   and collections
App: Department of Geology, 572 Rivers St., Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Mar 2013)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2035 unapproved names)

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