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Northwest Africa 5561
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5561
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5561
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 57.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 538 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 31 May 2012
Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1254:
Place of purchase:Bruegg, Switzerland
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):57.8
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):0.8-70.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.1-1.8
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):12
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Marc Jost
Comments:The meteorite is composed of chondrules, large CAIs, and olivine amoeboids set into a black almost opaque matrix. CAIs often show pronounced Wark-Lovering rims.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
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. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7374 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1957 unapproved names)

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