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Northwest Africa 7879
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7879
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7879
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 58 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 492 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 27 Jul 2013
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7879 (NWA 7879)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Oct

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by F. Kuntz in October 2012 from a dealer in Zagora, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Round to irregular granular chondrules and amoeboid, fine-grained CAI in a relatively coarse dark reddish-brown matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa1.3-18.6), orthopyroxene (Fs1.4-11.0Wo0.5-0.9), augite (Fs0.8Wo40.3), Al-Ti-diopside in CAI (Fs0.7Wo59.2).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Specimens: Type specimen plus one polished thick section on deposit with PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2012 Oct
Mass (g):58
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):1.3-18.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.4-11.0
Wollastonite (mol%):0.5-0.9
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):11.95
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K 195; submitted by P. Sipiera
Institutions
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Jörg-Florian Jensch   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6757 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2048 unapproved names)

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