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Northwest Africa 5588
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5588
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5588
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 318 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 570 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 3 Dec 2014
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Northwest Africa 5588 (NWA 5588)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2008

Classification: Ureilite

Petrography: The meteorite displays a typical cumulate texture of 0.5 to 1 mm olivine and orthopyroxene grains. Olivine shows characteristic reduced rims. Carbon is present as graphite.

Geochemistry: Reduced olivine rims: Fa2.3-10.8; Cr2O3 in olivine: about 0.6 wt%

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):318
Pieces:1
Class:Ureilite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):15.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):13.6
Wollastonite (mol%):4.4
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Beat Booz
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum f├╝r Naturkunde, Invalidenstra├če 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Beat Booz   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7675 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1972 unapproved names)

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