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Northwest Africa 11348
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11348
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11348
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 79 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 8 Jul 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 11348 (NWA 11348)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2017

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by Morten Bilet from a meteorite dealer in Quarzazate, Morocco, March 2017; reported found during winter of 2016-2017.

Physical characteristics: Singe stone, irregular, black exterior with chondrule pits. A saw cut reveals numerous chondrules, some up to 2 mm, many CAIs observed throughout, matrix is dark gray.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows porphyritic chondrules, many of which are irregular in shape. Fine grained matrix makes up ~40% of this meteorite. Opaques include troilite, Fe-Ni sulfide, and oxidized iron. Aluminous diopside was detected.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and B. Ha, UNM) Olivine Fa22.4±26.7, Fe/Mn=116±79, Cr2O3=0.11±0.06, n=7; low-Ca pyroxene Fs1.5±6.2Wo3.6±4.8, Fe/Mn=23±18, n=3.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Specimens: 16 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Morten Bilet holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2017
Mass (g):79
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):22.4±26.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.5±0.9
Wollastonite (mol%):3.6±4.8
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):16
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Morten Bilet
Comments:MB-8; submitted by C. Agee
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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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