|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: 6.41 kg
This is 1 of 13 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)
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).
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)
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|
This is 1 of 5725 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2074 unapproved names)
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