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Northwest Africa 10129
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10129
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10129
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1696 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 14 Mar 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 10129 (NWA 10129)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 Jan

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by Darryl Pitt in January 2015 from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Granular chondrules (average size about 800 μm, up to 2.8 mm in diameter) plus CAI (up to 2.9 mm across) are set in a fairly fresh, black matrix (~50 vol.%). The grainsizes of the CAI range from fine to coarse, and some contain grossmanite and zirconolite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.7-48.9, N = 5), orthopyroxene (Fs0.7-1.8Wo0.9-0.8, N =2), subcalcic augite (Fs1.3Wo30.9; Fs1.1Wo39.0).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Specimens: 21.9 g including one polished thin section at UWB. The remainder is held by DPitt.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2015 Jan
Mass (g):1696
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:minor
Fayalite (mol%):0.7-48.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.7-1.8
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9-0.8
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):21.9
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:DPitt
Comments:MAC 104; 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 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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