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Northwest Africa 8589
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8589
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8589
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 60 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 504 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 30 Oct 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8589 (NWA 8589)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Jan

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by F. Kuntz in January 2014 from a dealer in Zagora, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Separated, ovoid and irregularly shaped, granular chondrules (1.8±1.0 mm) and fine grained, irregular CAI occur in a reddish-brown matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.2-10.0, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs0.9-2.6Wo0.9-2.5, N = 3), (clinopyroxene (Fs0.8-2.3Wo42.6-44.5).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Specimens: 12.26 g including one polished thick section at PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2014 Jan
Mass (g):60
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):0.2-10.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.9-2.6
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9-2.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):12.26
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K211; 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. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Anthony James   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2027 unapproved names)

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