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Northwest Africa 10395
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10395
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10395
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 95.3 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 10 Dec 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10395 (NWA 10395)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Feb

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by Dr. David Gregory in February 2012 from a Moroccan dealer at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Separated granular chondrules (apparent diameter 2.3±1.8 mm) and CAI (up to 5 mm) are set in an orange-brown matrix (~40 vol.%). Some CAI are very fine grained whereas others are relatively coarse grained. Minerals in CAI include gehlenite, kirschsteinite, nepheline, anorthite, awaruite and PGE-dominated metal alloys (containing Ru, Mo, Fe and Ni).

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.8-46.8, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs3.5Wo0.8), pigeonite (Fs1.1Wo6.0), subcalcic clinopyroxene (Fs0.6-3.6Wo36.7-33.1).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3). Low/moderate weathering.

Specimens: 20.1 g including one polished thin section at ROM; remainder with DGregory.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2012 Feb
Mass (g):95.32
Shock stage:S2
Fayalite (mol%):0.8-46.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.5; 1.1
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8; 6.0
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.1
Type spec location:ROM
Main mass:DGregory
Comments:CV3-02; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
ROM: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
DGregory: David Gregory, 230 First Avenue, Suite 108, St. Thomas, Ontario N5R 4P5, Canada (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 8904 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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