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Northwest Africa 8050
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8050
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8050
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 720 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  CV3
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 27 Jan 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 8050 (NWA 8050)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013 Apr

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by A. Gren in April 2013 from a dealer in Tan Tan, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Irregularly shaped, granular chondrules (mean 1.4±1.1 mm; some with multiple dust rims) and fairly abundant, fine grained ~3.2 mm CAI in a brown matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa1.2-45.9, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs0.7Wo1.0, N = 2), pigeonite (Fs1.0Wo6.2), augite (Fs0.5Wo40.6), ferroan diopside (Fs47.8Wo51.3).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Specimens: 38.7 g including one polished thin section at UWB. The remaining material is held by Gren.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Tan Tan
Date:P 2013 Apr
Mass (g):720
Pieces:45
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):1.2-45.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.7-1.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0-6.2
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):38.7
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:A. Gren
Comments:AG012; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Gren: Andreas Gren, Hamburg, Germany (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7328 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1973 unapproved names)

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