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Northwest Africa 7121
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7121
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7121
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 16.1 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 532 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 22 Aug 2012
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Writeup from MB 101:

Northwest Africa 7121 (NWA 7121)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2011 Oct

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2)

History: Purchased by John Higgins from a dealer in Taliouine, Morocco, in 2011 October.

Petrography: Very small, mostly PO chondrules and some angular mineral fragments in an almost opaque matrix (black with some red tones) containing cronstedtite, tochilinite and fine-grained sulfide.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.3-72.2; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine = 0.23-0.30 wt.%), orthopyroxene (Fs1.1-8.5Wo1.1-2.1), clinopyroxene (Fs1.8Wo42.8; Fs1.3Wo52.2).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2).

Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Taliouine
Date:P 2011 Oct
Mass (g):16.1
Pieces:1
Class:CM2
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):0.3-72.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.1-8.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1-2.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):3.25
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:J. Higgins
Comments:JH11-8; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6968 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2012 unapproved names)

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