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Northwest Africa 1292
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1292
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1292
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 56 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 107  (2018)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 618 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 14 Dec 2018
Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 1292 (NWA 1292)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Aug 2001

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: Purchased by G. and A. Hupe in August 2001 from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Fairly closely-packed, well-formed small chondrules (apparent diameter 190±100 µm) together with mineral fragments and fine grained CAI are set in a sparse matrix (~15 vol.%) containing stained kamacite and minor pleonaste.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.5-39.9, Cr2O3 in ferroan examples 0.06-0.76 wt.%, mean 0.19±0.28 wt.%, N = 7), orthopyroxene (Fs1.4Wo2.9), pigeonite (Fs6.5Wo5.7), clinopyroxene (Fs0.5-9.4Wo49.3-49.0, N = 2).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3).

Specimens: 21.7 g including one polished thin section at PSF; 11.3 g at UCLA; remainder with GHupé.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P Aug 2001
Mass (g):56
Shock stage:S2
Fayalite (mol%):0.5-39.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.4; 6.5
Wollastonite (mol%):2.9; 5.7
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):21.7
Type spec location:UCLA, PSF
Main mass:G. and A. Hupe
Comments:Work name H128; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
GHupé: Gregory M. Hupé, 9003 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852, United States; Website (private address)
Hupe: (old address—now see GHupé or AHupé) G. and A. Hupe, 2616 Lake Youngs Court SE, Renton, WA 98058., United States (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, MAPS 55, 460-462
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     This is 1 of 8777 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1879 unapproved names)

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