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Northwest Africa 8049
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8049
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8049
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 368 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 515 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 14 Feb 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8049 (NWA 8049)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013 Aug

Classification: Ureilite

History: Purchased in August 2013 by Aras Jonikas from a dealer in Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Protogranular aggregate of zoned olivine and pigeonite. Olivine rims are much more magnesian than cores and contain fine inclusions of iron metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (cores Fa16.0, Cr2O3 = 0.8 wt.%; rims Fa2.5, Cr2O3 = 0.7 wt.%), pigeonite (Fs13.0-13.4Wo7.3-7.4).

Classification: Ureilite.

Specimens: 24.4 g including a polished thin section at UWB. The remainder is held by Mr. A. Jonikas.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2013 Aug
Mass (g):368
Pieces:1
Class:Ureilite
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):16.0; 2.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):13.0-13.4
Wollastonite (mol%):7.3-7.4
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):24.4
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:A. Jonikas
Comments:AJ13-4; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
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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)
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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 7009 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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