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Northwest Africa 8026
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8026
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8026
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1954 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  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 3 Jul 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8026 (NWA 8026)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2003

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Petrography: The sample consists of relatively large chondrules and CAIs set in a fine-grained matrix. Chondrules in the section studied are up to 3500 μm in diameter, with the largest showing distinct igneous rims. A variety of textures are displayed by the chondrules, including porphyritic olivine, porphyritic olivine and pyroxene, granular, barred olivine and microcrystalline types. CAIs in the section studied are up to 4 mm in long dimension. Well-developed accretionary rims are present on both CAIs and chondrules. The amount of matrix present in the section studied is approximately 30 to 40%.

Geochemistry: The oxygen isotope composition of the sample plots close to the CCAM line and is consistent with it being a member of the CV group. δ17O = -2.04‰ δ18O = 2.22‰ Δ17O= -3.20‰.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Western Sahara
Date:P 2003
Mass (g):1954
Fayalite (mol%):34.8±21.5 (n=8)
Classifier:R. Greenwood, OU
Type spec mass (g):24.3
Type spec location:OU
Main mass:Michel Franco
Comments:Submitted by Richard Greenwood
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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     This is 1 of 8890 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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