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Northwest Africa 8722
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8722
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8722
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 8.1 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 525 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 2 Feb 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 8722 (NWA 8722)

Morocco

Purchased: 2006

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: A single 8.1 kg stone was purchased in Erfoud by an anonymous person.

Physical characteristics: The main mass is partially crusted.

Petrography: The meteorite consists of ca. 40% diverse chondrules (typically mm-sized), 8% refractory inclusions, 2% lithic inclusions/fragments of mm to cm-size, and 50% matrix. The lithic inclusion are of dark or CO chondrite-like texture. The matrix is light brown and somewhat weathered with no visible metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine, Fa23±13 (Fa2-40, n=38); low-Ca pyroxene, Fs5±1 (Fs1-21; n= 12).

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2006
Mass (g):8100
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Fayalite (mol%):23±13
Ferrosilite (mol%):5±1
Wollastonite (mol%):1±1
Classifier:H. Haack, NHMD
Type spec mass (g):20.0 g
Type spec location:NHMD
Main mass:With anonymous owner
Comments:Submitted by Henning Haack
Institutions
   and collections
NHMD: Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 5-7, 1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark. , Denmark; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Aug 2012)
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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:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1460 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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