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Northwest Africa 8406
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8406
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8406
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 944 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 448 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 7 Jun 2018
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 8406 (NWA 8406)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013 Feb

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by Marc Jost in February 2013 from a dealer in Rissani, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Medium sized, granular chondrules together with some amoeboid, fine to medium grained CAIs in a brown matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.4-16.8; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine = 0.06-0.28 wt.%, mean 0.05±0.02 wt.%, N = 7), orthopyroxene (Fs0.8-13.8Wo0.9-3.5, N = 3), diopside (Fs0.8-0.9Wo47.3-46.0).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Specimens: 24 g including one polished thin section at UWB. The remaining material is held by SJS.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Rissani
Date:P 2013 Feb
Mass (g):944
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):0.4-16.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.8-13.8
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9-3.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):24
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:M. Jost
Comments:SJS 13001; 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)
SJS: Space Jewels Switzerland, 2555 Brügg, Switzerland (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6275 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2026 unapproved names)

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