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Northwest Africa 8378
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8378
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8378
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 182.8 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 29 May 2014
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Northwest Africa 8378 (NWA 8378)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Oct 2013

Classification: Ureilite

Petrography: The meteorite shows a cumulate texture of 2 to 3 mm olivine and pigeonite grains. It contains flaky graphite; olivine displays characteristic reduced rims.

Geochemistry: Olivine reduced rims: Fa7.4-11.7

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P Oct 2013
Mass (g):182.8
Pieces:2
Class:Ureilite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):20.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.9
Wollastonite (mol%):6.6
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21.8
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Marc Jost
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
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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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