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Northwest Africa 8323
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8323
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8323
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 251 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 466 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 14 Mar 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8323 (NWA 8323)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Dec 2013

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Petrography: The meteorite displays a black to dark grayish interior and consists of abundant chondrules, CAIs, and amoeboid olivine aggregates set in a fine-grained, almost opaque matrix. Chondrules are typically 0.5 to 1 mm in size; FeNi metal is rare.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Zagora, Morocco
Date:P Dec 2013
Mass (g):251
Pieces:2
Class:CV3
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):13.6±11.9 (range 0.7-39.4, n=24)
Ferrosilite (mol%):8.8±10.9 (range 1-33.2, n=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2±0.3 (range 0.6-1.5, n=10)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):22.0
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. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6528 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2021 unapproved names)

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