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Northwest Africa 10872
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10872
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10872
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 37.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  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
Comments: Approved 22 Oct 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10872 (NWA 10872)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: June 2016

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: The meteorite was purchased in 2016 from a meteorite dealer at the mineral fair in St.Marie aux mines, France.

Physical characteristics: The individual lacks any fusion crust and displays a light brownish interior.

Petrography: The meteorite exhibits a chondritic texture of abundant small chondrules, CAIs, and mineral fragments in a fine-grained matrix. Chondrules are dominantly porphyritic type I and typically 0.1-0.2 mm in diameter. Contains sulfides and FeNi metal in matrix and chondrules.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:St.Marie aux Mines, France
Date:P June 2016
Mass (g):37.5
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):18.4±16.4 (0.3-44.2, n=24)
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.0±0.8 (0.4-3.4, n=16)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0±0.3 (0.6-1.6, n=16)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):8.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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