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Northwest Africa 10908
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10908
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10908
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 4.86 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  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 6 Apr 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 10908 (NWA 10908)

Morocco

Purchased: 2016

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2)

Petrography: The sample consists of about 20% chondrules, chondrule fragments and some small CAIs. The matrix is rich in phyllosilicates. Most chondrules have a size of about 200-500 μm and many are surrounded by fine-grained, phyllosilicate-rich dust rims. Randomly selected olivines analyzed in chondrules and chondrule fragments revealed a mean composition of Fa13.7±19.5 with a range of Fa0.4-73.7. Most low-Ca pyroxene is enstatite (Fs<2), but also some low Ca-pyroxene with somewhat higher Fs-content exists (e.g., Fs8). The olivine shows undulatory extinction. Thus, the rock is very weakly shocked (S2). The sample is strongly weathered and most of the metal has been oxidized.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Enisheim
Date:P 2016
Mass (g):4.86
Pieces:1
Class:CM2
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):13.7±19.5 (0.4-73.7, n=38)
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.0±2.1 ( 0.5-7.8, n=11)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1 (0.3-3.5, n= 11)
Classifier:A. Bischoff and S. Ebert, IfP
Type spec mass (g):1.6g
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Sergey Vasiliev
Finder:unknown
Comments:Sample SV2016.08.24-03, submitted by Samuel Ebert; submitted by Ebert S.
Institutions
   and collections
IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1407 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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