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Northwest Africa 5049
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5049
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5049
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 335 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 646 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 24 Nov 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 5049 (NWA 5049)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2006 May

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: Purchased by Thomas Webb in May 2006 from a dealer in Agadir, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Small, separated, rounded chondrules and rare CAI in a dark brown, very fine grained matrix (~25 vol.%) containing ferroan silicates, altered kamacite, troilite and pentlandite. Chondrules have granular textures and some have finer grained rims.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.9-71.4; Cr2O3 in ferroan examples = 0.02-0.08 wt.%, mean = 0.06±0.02 wt.%, N = 8), orthopyroxene (Fs1.5-1.6Wo0.9-0.8), clinopyroxene (Fs1.6-2.7Wo49.1-47.6). Oxygen isotopes (K. Ziegler, UNM): analyses of acid-washed subsamples by laser fluorination gave, respectively δ17O = -4.964, -5.342; δ18O = -1.313, -1.946; Δ17O = -4.271, -4.315 per mil (for a TFL slope of 0.528).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3).

Specimens: 18.4 g at App, 1.8 g at UWS, 1.2 g at AMSA. The remaining material is held by TWebb.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P 2006 May
Mass (g):335
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):0.9-71.4
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):21.4
Type spec location:App, UWB, AMSA
Main mass:TWebb
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
AMSA: Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
App: Department of Geology, 572 Rivers St., Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Mar 2013)
UWB: University of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 9 Oct 2023)
TWebb: No contact information provided., United States (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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     This is 1 of 9772 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1862 unapproved names)

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