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Northwest Africa 7454
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7454
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7454
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 6 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 539 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 6 Sep 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7454 (NWA 7454)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Aug

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased in Temara, Morocco by Aaronson in August 2012.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Composed of abundant, mostly rounded chondrules with less abundant amoeboid olivine aggregates (AOA) and irregular, fine-grained CAI in a deep reddish-brown matrix. Minerals identified in CAI include spinel, gehlenite, ulvöspinel, Al-Ti-diopside and rare Pt-bearing fremdlinge.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa1.9-15.4), orthopyroxene (Fs1.1-1.2Wo0.9-1.1), subcalcic augite (Fs1.1-3.5Wo32.1-34.0).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Temara
Date:P 2012 Aug
Mass (g):6000
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):1.9-15.4
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:A. Aaronson
Comments:M1394; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Aaronson: Sahara Overland Ltd., Harhora, Temara, 12000, Morocco (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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