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Northwest Africa 10969
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10969
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10969
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 100 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 3 Mar 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 10969 (NWA 10969)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016 Aug

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Puchased in Temara, Morocco by Adam Aaronson in October 2016.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Granular chondrules (some with multiple, concentric rims; apparent diameter 600±500 µm) and very fine-grained CAI are set within a very fine grained matrix (~25 vol.%, orange in thin section, indicating oxidation).

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.6-53.3, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs0.5-3.5Wo1.0-3.1, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs0.5Wo35.1; Fs0.5Wo40.2).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3, oxidized).

Specimens: 21.2 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Aaronson.

Data from:
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Temara
Date:P 2016 Aug
Mass (g):100
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):0.6-53.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.5-3.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0-3.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):21.2
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:A. Aaronson
Comments:M1961; 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)
Aaronson: Sahara Overland Ltd., Harhora, Temara, 12000, Morocco (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
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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