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Northwest Africa 5378
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5378
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5378
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 87 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CK5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 192 approved meteorites classified as CK5.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (equilibrated), CK chondrites, CK chondrites (type 4-6), and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 19 Mar 2022
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 5378 (NWA 5378)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2008

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK5)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a local meteorite dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Dark grayish rock mostly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a dark grayish interior and consists of large, partly flattened and well separated chondrules (apparent mean diameter about 700 µm, up to 2 mm) set in abundant recrystallized matrix predominantly composed of ferroan Ni-bearing olivine. Minor phases are low-Ca pyroxene, Ca-pyroxene, nests of intermediate plagioclase, and FeS. Cr-rich magnetite is abundant; no metal detected. Some chondrules show brownish staining due to terrestrial alteration.

Geochemistry: olivine: Fa28.7±0.2 (Fa28.4-28.9, FeO/MnO=116±12; NiO=0.37±0.07 wt%, n=7); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs25.9±0.8Wo0.6±0.2 (Fs24.9-27.1Wo0.5-1.0, n=7); Ca-pyroxene: Fs10.0±1.3Wo43.7±3.3 (Fs8.9-12.4Wo37.3-46.1, n=5); feldspar: An25.2-62.6Ab36.7-71.3Or0.7-3.6, n=6; magnetite contains 4.0±0.1 wt% Cr2O3, n=4

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):87
Pieces:1
Class:CK5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):28.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.9; 10.0
Wollastonite (mol%):0.6; 43.7
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):17.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Stefan Ralew
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Ralew: Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstraße 29, 12524 Berlin, Germany; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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André Knöfel Photo added 19 Apr 2022
Mirko Graul Photo added 19 Apr 2022
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8495 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1899 unapproved names)

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