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Northwest Africa 3003
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3003
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 351 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  CO3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 523 approved meteorites classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 3003

Morocco

Found 2002

Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

A single compact roundish brown stone of 351 g lacking fusion crust was found by Moroccan nomads and sold in Morocco. Mineralogy and classification (J. Schlüter, Hamburg): Abundant small well defined chondrules in the 150–200 μm range, olivine aggregates, abundant troilite, rare metal grains, few small fine-grained calcium-aluminium inclusions. Mean olivine, Fa20.78 (range Fa0.49-50.44). Weathering grade: W2, shock stage: S2. Oxygen isotopes (U. Wiechert, ETH): δ17O= -4.58, δ18O= -0.73, Δ17O= -4.19‰. Specimens: type specimen, 20 g Ham, the main mass Horst Burkard, Bonn.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 181:
Date:2002
Mass (g):351
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Shock stage:S2
Plots: O isotopes:  
Institutions
   and collections
ETH: Institut für Mineralogie und Petrographie, Sonneggstrasse 5, ETH Zentrum, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland (institutional address; updated 15 Sep 2017)
Burkard: Horst Burkard, Bonn, Germany (private address)
Ham: Mineralogisches Museum, Universität of Hamburg, Grindelallee 48, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 22 Feb 2013)
Horst: Burkard Horst, Germany (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Franco Vignato   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7009 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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