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Northwest Africa 10235
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10235
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10235
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 437 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  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 4 Sep 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10235 (NWA 10235)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Oct

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by Fabien Kuntz in October 2014 from a dealer in Zagora, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Separated granular chondrules (apparent diameter up to 2.8 mm) and amoeboid, very fine-grained CAI are set in a brown matrix (~ 40 vol.%).

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.2-76.5, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs1.3-1.8Wo1.1-0.9, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs0.8-2.2Wo38.7-35.1, N = 2), ferroan clinopyroxene in CAI (Fs44.6Wo50.8).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Specimens: 21.95 g including one polished thin section at PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2014 Oct
Mass (g):437
Pieces:many
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):0.2-76.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.3-1.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1-0.9
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):21.95
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K241; submitted by A. Irving
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. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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