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Northwest Africa 5508
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5508
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5508
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1154 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 464 approved meteorites classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 4 Mar 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 5508 (NWA 5508)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2008

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: The meteorite was bought in 2008 from a meteorite dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Brownish individual lacking any fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a dark-brownish interior and is composed of up to 2.5 mm sized chondrules, whitish CAIs, and olivine amoeboids set into a fine-grained, almost opaque matrix. Many chondrules show brownish staining due to terrestrial alteration. No type II chondrules were encountered.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):1154
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:medium
Fayalite (mol%):13.7±9.0 (3.3-38.4, n=41)
Ferrosilite (mol%):6.5±8.6 (1.0-16.3, n=34)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9±0.1 (0.8-1.3, n=34)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):32.5
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Marcin Cimala
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. 106, in preparation (2017)
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Jean-Michel Masson   
Mirko Graul   
Piotr gural100   
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Wang Ziyao   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6506 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2021 unapproved names)

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