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Northwest Africa 4759
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4759
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4759
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 721 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 503 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 12 Mar 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 4759 (NWA 4759)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2007

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: The meteorite was purchased in 2007 from a local meteorite dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Thirteen brownish fragments without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a grayish to light-brownish interior and is composed of up to 3 mm sized chondrules, whitish CAIs, and olivine amoeboids set into a fine-grained almost opaque matrix. Chondrules often show brownish staining due to terrestrial weathering; type II chondrules are absent.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2007
Mass (g):721
Pieces:13
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):6.2±6.2 (0.5-16.0, n=15)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.1±0.3 (0.7-1.6, n=15)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9±0.1 (0.7-1.1, n=15)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Carsten Giessler
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6877 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2037 unapproved names)

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