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Northwest Africa 15107
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15107
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15107
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2022
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 96 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 592 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 19 Aug 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 15107 (NWA 15107)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2022

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a group of meteorites hunters in Nouadhibou, Mauritania in May, 2022.

Physical characteristics: Brownish fragment without fusion crust.

Petrography: Carbonaceous chondrite composed of well-defined chondrules (mean diameter about 900 µm), CAIs (up to 4 mm), and olivine amoeboids set into a fine-grained dark brownish matrix. Opaque phases are magnetite, sulfides, and metal is often altered to iron oxides and hydroxides. Some chondrules show reddish staining due to terrestrial weathering.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Date:P 2022
Mass (g):96
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:high
Fayalite (mol%):7.1±7.5 (0.2-21.4, n=17)
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.9±0.2 (0.7-1.3, n=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8±1.1 (1.0-3.6, n=10)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Salamu Ali
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8636 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1884 unapproved names)

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