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Northwest Africa 7716
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7716
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7716
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.52 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Pallasite
Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 51 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Approved 14 Nov 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7716 (NWA 7716)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Jan

Classification: Pallasite

History: Purchased by John Higgins in January 2012 from a dealer in Ouarzazate, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: A group of 40 small weathered stones.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) This extensively weathered specimen now consists of fragments of fresh olivine (with rare troilite inclusions) cross-cut by veinlets of iron hydroxides containing some remnant kamacite and taenite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa13.7±0.1, n = 3; FeO/MnO = 39-42).

Classification: Pallasite.

Specimens: 40 g of material and one polished thin section are at UWB. The remaining material is held by Mr. J. Higgins.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Ouarzazate
Date:P 2012 Jan
Mass (g):2517
Pieces:many
Class:Pallasite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):13.7±0.1 (n = 3)
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):40
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:J. Higgins
Comments:JH13-2; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   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)
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 7035 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2000 unapproved names)

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