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Northwest Africa 8445
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8445
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8445
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 42.5 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 23 Jun 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8445 (NWA 8445)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased in Morocco in 2014

Physical characteristics: A single crusted stone. Cut surface reveals abundant brownish chondrules up to 4 mm, and CAI up to 5 mm set in a dark matrix.

Petrography: Chondrules and CAIs set in a fine-grained matrix. Chondrule:matrix ratio is about 1:1. Chondrule mean apparent size 1.1±0.1 mm (n=25). Dusty olivines present.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa3.3±2.7 (PMD=72%, n=11, range 0.5-8.5). Orthopyroxene Fs3.0±3.7 (PMD=91%, n=6, range 0.7-11.1). Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 4.64 (χ in 10-9 m3/kg)

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3). Severe weathering.

Specimens: 9.9 g and a polished section in CEREGE. Main mass with Pierre-Marie Pelé

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2014
Mass (g):42.48
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:Severe
Fayalite (mol%):3.3±2.7 (PMD=72%, N=11)
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.0±3.7 (PMD=91%, N=6)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0±0.1
Magnetic suscept.:4.64
Classifier:C. Cournède and J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):9.9
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Pierre-Marie Pelé
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
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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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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