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   NWA 8366 (a) Full Slice!!! 12.8 grams Item number : 100417   

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NWA 8366 (a) Full Slice!!! 12.8 grams

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We are selling this beautiful example of NWA 8366 (a), this is the only full slice you will find on the market and this opportunity should not be missed! This specimen weighs in at 12.8 grams.

Northwest Africa 8366

Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8366
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8366
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 989 g

L3 [explanation]

This is 1 of 583 approved meteorites classified as L3. [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 29 Jan 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 8366 (NWA 8366)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Apr

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Purchased by John Higgins in April 2014 from a dealer in Tagounite, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Two similar stones lacking fusion crust (543 g and 446 g).

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Fairly closely-packed, well-formed chondrules exhibiting a wide range in size (0.3-3.2 mm, mean 2.1 mm) within a sparse matrix containing altered metal (altered to varying degree in different stones).

Geochemistry: Olivine, Fa0.5-43.4; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.06-0.19 wt.%, N = 12, one grain with 0.83 wt.% Cr2O3; orthopyroxene, Fs2.3-23.9Wo0.5-3.1, N = 3; subcalcic augite, Fs15.3-15.8Wo37.7-32.7; augite, Fs10.8-18.3Wo40.5-43.8.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3).

Specimens: 48 g including two polished thin sections at UWB. The remainder is held by Mr. J. Higgins.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Tagounite
Date:P 2014 Apr
Mass (g):989
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):0.5-43.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.3-23.9
Wollastonite (mol%):0.5-3.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):48
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:J. Higgins
Comments:JH14-5; submitted by A. Irving
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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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