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Northwest Africa 7319
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7319
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7319
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 6.41 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  L5-melt breccia
Recommended:  L5-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 42 approved meteorites classified as L5-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 23 Oct 2012
Writeup from MB 101:

Northwest Africa 7319 (NWA 7319)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Apr

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5, melt breccia)

History: Purchased by Greg Hupé in April 2012 from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Fresh interior slices show dispersed clasts of chondrule-bearing material within more abundant fine-grained, black material containing ellipsoidal metal+sulfide grains.

Petrography: Some regions contain sparse chondrules with moderate amounts of metal, but the predominant lithology is composed of very fine grained olivine, pyroxene and rounded grains of intergrown kamacite+troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa23.7-23.8), orthopyroxene (Fs19.7-20.6Wo2.8-1.9).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5-melt breccia).

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2012 Apr
Mass (g):6414
Class:L5-melt breccia
Shock stage:S6
Weathering grade:W1/2
Fayalite (mol%):23.7-23.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.7-20.6
Wollastonite (mol%):2.8-1.9
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:GHupé
Comments:GH-435; submitted by A. Irving
   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, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 9 Oct 2023)
GHupé: Gregory M. Hupé, 9003 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852, United States; Website (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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     This is 1 of 9746 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1866 unapproved names)

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