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Northwest Africa 10959
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10959
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10959
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 346 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  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 17 Dec 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10959 (NWA 10959)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016 Jun

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by Ben Hoefnagels in June 2016 from a dealer in Ouarzazate, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Ellipsoidal, mostly granular chondrules (apparent diameter 500±300 μm) plus irregularly shaped CAI are set in a black matrix (~30 vol.%). The long axes of chondrules show some preferred orientation.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.2-31.6, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs1.1-3.2Wo0.6-1.1, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs1.2-3.0Wo42.1-46.5, N = 2).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Specimens: 22.71 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. B. Hoefnagels.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Ouarzazate
Date:P 2016 Jun
Mass (g):346
Pieces:3
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):0.2-31.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.1-3.2
Wollastonite (mol%):0.6-1.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):22.71
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:B. Hoefnagels
Comments:BH026; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/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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