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Northwest Africa 10066
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10066
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10066
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 685 g
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 1 May 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10066 (NWA 10066)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Jul

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by Darryl Pitt in July 2014 from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Relatively large, granular chondrules and sparse, fine grained CAI (up to 2.5 mm, some with finer grained rims) are set in a fine grained, brown matrix containing minor calcite and barite (but no phosphates). Several CAI consist of mainly Al-Ti-diopside and pleonaste spinel, and have rims rich in intermediate olivine.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.4-43.0, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs13.1Wo2.3, N = 1), pigeonite (Fs4.5Wo14.5, N = 1), diopside (Fs2.2Wo49.5; Fs0.6Wo51.9; N =2).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Specimens: 20.4 g including one polished thin section at UWB. The remaining material is held by DPitt.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2014 Jul
Mass (g):685
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):0.4-43.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):13.1; 4.5
Wollastonite (mol%):2.3; 14.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.4
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:D. Pitt
Comments:MAC 0071; 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)
DPitt: Darryl Pitt, 225 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024, United States; Website (private address)
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 8890 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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