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Northwest Africa 10777
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10777
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10777
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 9 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 537 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 23 Aug 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10777 (NWA 10777)

Morocco

Purchased: 2002

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: The meteorite was bought in 2002 in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France, from a Moroccan dealer.

Physical characteristics: A single partially crusted dark stone. Cut surface reveals large chondrules (to several mm) and CAIs (to 5 mm) set in an abundant dark matrix.

Petrography: Chondrules (mostly type I, average apparent diameter 1060±590 μm, N=30) and CAIs set in a fine-grained iron-rich matrix (about 50 vol%). The matrix has a macroscopic foliation. Opaques are sulfides and magnetite. Rare metal.

Geochemistry: Chondrule olivine Fa2.3±2.1, PMD 46%, range Fa0.8-8.3, N=12. Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.38±0.10 wt.% (N=5). Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.40.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3, oxidized subgroup).

Specimens: 2.4 g and a polished section at CEREGE. Main mass with N. Tourment.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France
Date:P 2002
Mass (g):9
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):2.3±2.1 (N=12)
Magnetic suscept.:4.40
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):2.4
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:N. Tourment
Comments:Submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1502 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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