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Northwest Africa 8766
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8766
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8766
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 482 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 516 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 13 Feb 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 8766 (NWA 8766)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014

Classification: Ureilite

History: The meteorite was bought 2014 at a mineral fair in Munich, Germany.

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

Geochemistry: reduced rims in olivine: Fa2.5-11; Cr2O3 in ol: ~0.7 wt%

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P 2014
Mass (g):482
Pieces:1
Class:Ureilite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):20.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):9.3; 6.8
Wollastonite (mol%):4.4; 7.4
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20.5
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Harald Stehlik
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum f├╝r Naturkunde, Invalidenstra├če 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Stehlik: Harald Stehlik, 1220 Wien, Austria (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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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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