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Northwest Africa 5966
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5966
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5966
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 83 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 97  (2010)  CV3oxA
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 536 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 17 Dec 2009
Data from:
  MB97
  Table 1
  Line 354:
Place of purchase:Purchased at Tucson Mineral Show from a
Date:January 31, 2007
Mass (g):83
Pieces:1
Class:CV3oxA
Fayalite (mol%):0.3-36.2 (ave. 7.4) for phenocryst; 33.3-56.5 (50.
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.4-9.5 (2.2)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.3-7.5 (1.4)
Classifier:Y. Tsuboya and M. Kimura (Ibaraki Univeristy)
Type spec mass (g):18.0 g
Type spec location:NSM
Main mass:Hori Mineralogy
Comments:CAIs are common. Matrix abundance is about 50%. Nepheline, magnetite and metal and sulfide are abundant. Phyllosilicate is absent
Institutions
   and collections
Ibaraki: Department of Materials and Biological Sciences, Institute of Astrophysics and Planetary Science, Ibaraki University, 2-1-1 Bunkyo, Mito 310-8512, Japan (institutional address; updated 27 Feb 2011)
Hori: Unknown person (private address; updated 17 Apr 2009)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 97, MAPS 45, 449-493 (2010)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7320 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1973 unapproved names)

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