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Northwest Africa 5901
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5901
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5901
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 276 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 514 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 23 Jul 2016
Data from:
  MB105
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Place of purchase:Bruegg, Switzerland
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):276
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):3.6±3.1 (0.4-12.7, n=33)
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.1±1.4 (1.1-7.9, n=23)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.5 (0.8-2.9, n=23)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):30.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Marc Jost
Comments:Grayish to slightly greenish interior wit partly altered chondrules, whitish CAIs and olivine amoeboids in fine-grained matrix. Chondrules and CAIs are ~0.8 mm in diameter; FeNi metal rare.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7035 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2000 unapproved names)

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