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Northwest Africa 5335
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5335
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5335
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1257 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 233 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 9 Feb 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 5335 (NWA 5335)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2008

Classification: Mesosiderite

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Besancon, France.

Physical characteristics: Many brownish fragments without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is composed of about 60% silicates and 40% FeNi metal. The metallic lithology consists of kamacite and taenite, the silicate fraction is dominated by up to 1 mm sized and compositionally zoned low-Ca pyroxene, less abundant olivine, and calcic plagioclase. Minor phases include silica, chromite, troilite, and merrillite.

Geochemistry: olivine: Fa30.3±0.2 (Fa29.8-30.8, n=12, FeO/MnO=27±3); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs29.6±5.2Wo4.6±2.4 (Fs22.3-44.9Wo1.5-10.2, n=13, FeO/MnO=27±4); calcic plagioclase: An93.1±1.3 (An91.6-96.0, n=14)

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Besancon, France
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):1257
Pieces:many
Class:Mesosiderite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):30.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):29.6
Wollastonite (mol%):4.6
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Fabien Kuntz
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8674 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1882 unapproved names)

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