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Northwest Africa 8335
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8335
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8335
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 117 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 602 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
Comments: Approved 7 Feb 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 8335 (NWA 8335)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased from Aras Jonikas (USA) who bought the sample from a Moroccan dealer.

Petrography: (K. Metzler, IfP) Chondrules, CAIs and AOAs are embedded in a fine-grained dark matrix (about 30 vol% matrix). Most chondrules have apparent diameters between 0.3 and 1.8 mm, some up to 4.2 mm. Several chondrules show reddish staining due to terrestrial weathering. CAIs with sizes up to 5 mm and dark inclusions up to 2.5 cm are observed.

Geochemistry: Random measurements of olivine grains revealed Fa9.4±10.1 (Fa1-42); n=23. Random measurements of low-Ca pyroxene grains revealed Fs1.4±0.6Wo1.3±0.9 (Fs1-4Wo1-4); n=19.

Classification: CV chondrite based on CAI and AOA occurrence, size of chondrules and CAIs, chondrule-matrix ratio, and mineral chemistry. Petrologic type 3 based on the chemical variability of olivine and pyroxene.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2013
Mass (g):117
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):9.4±10.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.4±0.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.9
Classifier:K. Metzler, IfP
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:A. Jonikas, USA
Comments:Submitted by K. Metzler, IfP
   and collections
IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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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     This is 1 of 8904 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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