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Northwest Africa 10165
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10165
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10165
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 7.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 533 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 11 Jun 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10165 (NWA 10165)

Taouz, Morocco

Purchased: 2014 May 7

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2)

History: Purchased in Rissani, May 7, 2014. Found in the Taouz region.

Physical characteristics: A single small dark fragment partially covered with dull fusion crust.

Petrography: Chondrules (many with accretionary dust mantles) and chondrule fragments (in a fine-grained Fe-rich phyllosilicate-rich matrix. Abundances (by point counting, N=286): matrix 77 vol%, chondrules and fragments 23 vol%. Average chondrule apparent size 270±190 μm (N=33). Troilite is found in the matrix as 100 μm blebs and as abundant μm-sized grains. Rare metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa18.9±19.3 (Fa0.7-64.6, PMD 88%, N=20). Magnetic susceptibility log χ =4.17 (χ in 10-9 m3/kg)

Classification: CM2. Minimal weathering.

Specimens: 1.9 g at CEREGE. Main mass with P. Thomas

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Taouz
Place of purchase:Rissani
Date:P 2014 May 7
Mass (g):7.7
Pieces:1
Class:CM2
Weathering grade:minimal
Fayalite (mol%):18.9±19.3 (N=20)
Magnetic suscept.:4.17
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):1.9
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:P. Thomas
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Catalogs:
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 the only approved meteorite from Taouz, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1406 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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