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Northwest Africa 8492
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8492
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8492
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 82 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 554 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 14 Sep 2014
Data from:
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Place of purchase:Rissani, Morocco
Date:P 2014
Mass (g):82
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):20.9±15.5 (0.4-38.8, n=28)
Ferrosilite (mol%):5.4±4.7 (1-19.2, n=19)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):17
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Harald Stehlik
Comments:The dark grayish meteorite with abundant small chondrules, CAIs, and mineral fragments in a fine-grained matrix. Chondrules ~0.1-0.2 mm in diameter; some regions show brownish staining due to terrestrial weathering.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Stehlik: Harald Stehlik, 1220 Wien, Austria (private address)
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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 7368 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1957 unapproved names)

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