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Northwest Africa 3118
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3118
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3118
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 5.9 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  CV3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 448 approved meteorites classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
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Writeup from MB 89:

Northwest Africa 3118

Northwest Africa

Found 2003

Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Hundreds of fragments (total weight of 5895 g) were purchased in Erfoud, Morocco in December 2003 by A. and G. Hupé. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): olive gray to tan in color depending on the degree of weathering. In thin section, much of the matrix has a pronounced “ripple” texture: subparallel, curvilinear thin bands of olivine grains (Fa32-36), up to 10 µm in size, enclose pod-like masses of micron to submicron Fe-rich olivine (Fa42-58), pyroxenes, sulfides and minor weathering products. Chondrules are typically <2 mm in diameter, although a few chondrules may be as large as 8 mm in diameter. A small stone was found to contain a dark inclusion measuring approximately 9 cm by 2.5 cm by 1 cm. Many types of small CAI inclusions are present and rarely exceed a few mm in diameter. Low weathering grade: no metal observed in the matrix, although some chondrules contain fresh metal. Specimens: 20.3 g, NAU; main mass, Hupé.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 459:
Origin or pseudonym:Morocco
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2003
Mass (g):5895
Pieces:many
Class:CV3
Classifier:
Type spec mass (g):20.3
Institutions
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NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1295 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 13 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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