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Northwest Africa 5888
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5888
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5888
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 8 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Approved 29 Feb 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 5888 (NWA 5888)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2008

Classification: Pallasite

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer on a mineral fair in St. Marie aux Mines, France.

Physical characteristics: Small brownish fragment without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is composed of about 6 mm sized subrounded olivine grains surrounded and also crosscut by abundant brownish iron oxides or hydroxides. Only minor amounts of pristine FeNi-metal and troilite are present.

Geochemistry: Olivine: FeO/MnO=36±3, n=11

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:St. Marie aux Mines, France
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):8
Pieces:1
Class:Pallasite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:high
Fayalite (mol%):6.9±0.1, n=11
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):1.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:FKuntz
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7228 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1998 unapproved names)

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