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Northwest Africa 15601
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15601
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15601
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2022
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 103 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 602 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 7 Jan 2023
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Writeup from MB 112:

Northwest Africa 15601 (NWA 15601)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: October, 2022

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

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

Physical characteristics: Two dark brownish fragments partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: The carbonaceous chondrite displays a fresh almost black interior and is composed of large chondrules (up to 4 mm sized), whitish CAIs (up to 3 mm sized), and olivine amoeboids all set into a fine-grained matrix. Opaque phases are sulfides and FeNi metal.

Data from:
  MB112
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Date:P October, 2022
Mass (g):103
Pieces:2
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):12.6±11.8 (0.4-36.9, n=28)
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.9±0.1 (0.7-1.1, n=17)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0±0.1 (0.9-1.2, n=17)
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 (2023)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8904 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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