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Northwest Africa 8060
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8060
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8060
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 51.4 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 602 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 27 Jan 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 8060 (NWA 8060)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013 Sep

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2)

History: Purchased by G. Fujihara in September 2013 from a Moroccan dealer at the Denver Mineral Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Small (0.6±0.3 mm), separated chondrules, mineral fragments and rare amoeboid CAI are set in a very fine-grained, dark brown matrix containing cronstedtite-tochilinite, kamacite, pentlandite and anorthite. Some chondrules have concentric dust rims and some CAI contain diopside + spinel.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.6-62.8, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs1.1-1.7Wo1.2-3.3, N = 3), subcalcic augite (Fs2.4-4.2Wo32.2-38.8).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2).

Specimens: 11 g including one polished thin section at UWB. The remaining material is held by G. Fujihara.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Denver
Date:P 2013 Sep
Mass (g):51.4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):0.6-62.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.1-1.7
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2-3.3
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):11
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:G. Fujihara
Comments:GF13-10; 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)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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     This is 1 of 8025 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1951 unapproved names)

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