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Northwest Africa 8792
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8792
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8792
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 97 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 553 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 19 Apr 2016
Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 8792 (NWA 8792)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Aug

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by Fabien Kuntz in August 2012 from a dealer in Zagora, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Well-formed, large granular chondrules (some with concentric dust rims) and irregularly-shaped CAI occur within an orange matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa1.9-43.8, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs0.8-1.2Wo1.0-0.7, N = 3), subcalcic augite (Fs0.7Wo36.0), augite (Fs2.3Wo43.1).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Specimens: 20.1 g plus one polished thin section at PSF; 21.89 g at MGC; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2012 Aug
Mass (g):97
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):1.9-43.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.8-1.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0-0.7
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.1
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K191; submitted by P. Sipiera
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
MGC: Muséum Georges Cuvier, Montbéliard, France (institutional address; updated 1 Oct 2013)
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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     This is 1 of 7655 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1972 unapproved names)

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