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Northwest Africa 8288
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8288
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8288
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 123.3 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 536 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 14 Mar 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8288 (NWA 8288)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by Brahim Tahiri from a Moroccan meteorite hunter and sent to his partner Sean Tutorow for classification, 2013.

Physical characteristics: Ten fragments, dark, weathered, irregular exterior, saw cuts reveal many mm-sized chondrules and CAIs set in a dark gray matrix.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows large (>1 mm) unequilibrated chondrules, many are porphyritic, abundant fine grained matrix.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and H. Miley, UNM) Olivine Fa12.4±11.7, range Fa0.4-43.4, Fe/Mn=93±57, n=32; low-Ca pyroxene Fs3.4.±4.1Wo1.9±1.4, n=7.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Specimens: 20.35 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Sean Tutorow holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2013
Mass (g):123.25
Pieces:10
Class:CV3
Fayalite (mol%):12.4±11.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.4±4.1
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9±1.4
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):20.35
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:Field name G447; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
Institutions
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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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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Mike Markowitz   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7328 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1973 unapproved names)

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