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Northwest Africa 10053
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10053
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10053
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 91.6 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 527 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 28 Jun 2015
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Northwest Africa 10053 (NWA 10053)

Morocco

Purchased: 2014

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Petrography: The rock contains abundant fine-grained matrix. There are a few fine-grained CAIs. The chondrules are of PO and POP types and have an average size of ~900 µm. The sample is heavily weathered; about 80% of the metal and sulfide have been altered. Thus there are no large metal grains (as is common in CR chondrites). Metallic Fe-Ni is moderately abundant and the rock exhibits a moderate petrofabric, consistent with it being a reduced CV. Unrimmed amoeboid olivine inclusions are present.

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Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2014
Mass (g):91.63
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):3.4±2.7 (n=21)
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.8±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9±0.2 (n=13)
Classifier:A. Rubin, J. Breen, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):18.4
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:G517; submitted by S. Tutorow
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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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 1466 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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