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Northwest Africa 2044
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2044
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2044
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 661 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 511 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 1 Sep 2006
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Writeup from MB 92:

Northwest Africa 2044

Morocco or Algeria

Find: August 2003

Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased in 2003 August in Erfoud, Morocco for D. Gregory.

Physical characteristics: A single stone weighing 661 g.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Sparse, well-formed ovoid chondrules in a black matrix.Olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene with accessory troilite and metal. Sparse CAI consisting mainly of Mg-Al spinel, gehlenite and perovskite, with rims of Al-Ti-rich clinopyroxene. Veins of anorthite present.

Geochemistry: Mafic silicates are very Mg-rich (mg > 97), metal (5 wt% Ni).Oxygen Isotopes: (D. Rumble, CIW) Analyses of two whole rock fragments by laser fluorination gave δ18O = -1.12, -2.71; δ17O = -4.45, -6.36; Δ17O = -3.860, -4.934 (all ‰).
Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3); S1, minimal weathering.

Specimens: A total of 22.4 g of sample and one polished thin section are on deposit at UWS. Gregory holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 2
  Line 4:
Place of purchase:Efroud, Morocco
Date:Aug-2003
Mass (g):661
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Type spec mass (g):22.4
Plots: O isotopes:  
Institutions
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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)
CIW: Carnegie Insitution Washington, Geophysical Laboratory, 5251 Broad Branch Rd., NW, Washington DC 20015, United States (institutional address)
Gregory: David Gregory, 230 First Avenue, Suite 108, St. Thomas, Ontario N5R 4P5, Canada (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7009 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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