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Northwest Africa 8377
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8377
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8377
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 421 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  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 29 May 2014
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Northwest Africa 8377 (NWA 8377)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Oct 2013

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Physical characteristics: The five individuals are partly covered by fusion crust and display a dark grayish to black interior.

Petrography: The carbonaceous chondrite is composed of up to 8 mm sized chondrules, whitish CAIs, and olivine amoeboids set into a fine-grained matrix. Chondrules often show brownish staining due to terrestrial weathering; type II chondrules are present.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P Oct 2013
Mass (g):421
Pieces:5
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):10.5±13.3 (0.9-46.8, n=21)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.7±0.3 (1.2-2.1, n=19)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.7 (0.7-3.2, n=19)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):37.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Marc Jost
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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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. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/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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