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Northwest Africa 5343
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5343
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5343
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 578 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  CK3
Recommended:  CK3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 37 approved meteorites classified as CK3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CK chondrites, CK3 chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 30 Aug 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 5343 (NWA 5343)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2007

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK3)

Petrography: The meteorite consists of sharply defined chondrules (all POP type and ~0.1-2 mm in diameter) set into abundant, unrecrystallized matrix. Two CAIs were found in the section studied. Compositionally unequilibrated olivine and orthopyroxene are the dominant silicates. Minor silicates are feldspar and Ca-rich pyroxene. Opaque phases include Cr-bearing magnetite and Ni-bearing pyrrhotite; FeNi metal was not detected.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2007
Mass (g):578
Pieces:1
Class:CK3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):0.7-31.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.4-1.7
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):24.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
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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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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Stephan Kambach   
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André Knöfel   
Mirko Graul   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6752 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2052 unapproved names)

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