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Northwest Africa 7848
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7848
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7848
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 66 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 554 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 27 May 2013
Data from:
  MB102
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2012
Mass (g):66
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.4±13.8 (4.4-43.9, n=15)
Ferrosilite (mol%):4.2±2.7 (1.3-9, n=29)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):17.2
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Tomek Jakubowski
Comments:The heavily altered meteorite consists of 0.1- to 0.3-mm-sized abundant chondrules and less abundant CAIs set in a fine-grained brownish matrix. Veins filled with Fe-hydroxides crosscut the meteorite and reddish staining is frequently observed.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7368 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1957 unapproved names)

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