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Northwest Africa 8779
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8779
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8779
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 5.47 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  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 22 Feb 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 8779 (NWA 8779)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Oct

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: A 490 g portion of this 5472 g stone was purchased from Mohamed Aid by Aras Jonikas in October 2014.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Relatively large, granular chondrules (1.4±0.6, one 3.3 mm) and fine-grained CAI (up to 3.8 mm across) occur in a finer-grained matrix, portions of which are stained orange by alteration of accessory metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.3-43.3, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs0.8Wo0.9), pigeonite (Fs1.1Wo15.7), subcalcic augite (Fs1.1Wo34.8), augite (Fs1.9Wo42.0).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Specimens: 29.4 g including one polished thin section at UWB; the main mass of 4982 g is held by Mr. M. Aid and 490 g is held by Mr. A. Jonikas.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Ouarzazate
Date:P 2014 Oct
Mass (g):5472
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):0.3-43.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.8; 1.1
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9; 15.7
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):29.4
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:M. Aid/A. Jonikas
Comments:AJ14-14; submitted by A. Irving
   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)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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     This is 1 of 8904 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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