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Northwest Africa 779
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 779
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 779
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 200 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  CV3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 504 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Data from:
  MB87
  Table 8
  Line 23:
Origin or pseudonym:Boudnib
Date:1999
Latitude:~31°50'N
Longitude:~3°40'W
Mass (g):~200
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Fayalite (mol%):2.2-46.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-20
Classifier:G. Weckwerth, Köln, and Bart
Type spec mass (g):10
Type spec location:NHMV
Comments:Olivine compositions in type 1 chondrules, Fa2.2-20, mean Fa2.22±2.9 (n=120); in type 2 chondrules, Fa30-40, mean Fa34.8±7.6 (n=80); olivine in matrix is Fa46.2±3.6 (n=114); Ni in metal up to 30 wt. %; bulk chemistry very similar to Allende except for depletion of Ni and Co; few small CAIs; very well defined chondrules. A small type specimen accepted only for reasons provided by Bart.; other specimens, 20 g, Gehler, 10 g, Bart
Institutions
   and collections
Köln: Universität zu Köln, Institut für Mineralogie und Geochemie, Zülpicher Straße 49 b, 50674 Köln, Germany (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
NHMV: Naturhistorisches Museum, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria, Austria; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Jan 2019)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
Gehler: A. Gehler, D-37075 Göttingen, Germany , Germany (private address; updated 10 Jun 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (31° 50'N, 3° 40'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 62 approved meteorites from Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1394 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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