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Northwest Africa 15020
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15020
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15020
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2022
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 456 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 616 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 20 Jun 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 15020 (NWA 15020)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: May 2022

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

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

Physical characteristics: Brownish rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a dark brownish to reddish interior and is predominantly composed of abundant small chondrules, CAIs, and mineral fragments set into an abundant fine-grained matrix. Chondrules have a mean diameter of about 0.2 mm. Few chondrules are surrounded by fine-grained rims. Opaque phases are partly altered metal and troilite.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P May 2022
Mass (g):456
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):21.3±18.7 (0.6-44.8, n=24)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.3±0.5 (0.8-2.7, n=11)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.3±1.3 (0.8-4.7, n=11)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21.1
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Polandmet - Marcin Cimala
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Polandmet: targoniny 30 43445 Dziegielow Poland, Poland; Website (institutional address; updated 7 May 2021)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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