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Northwest Africa 15132
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15132
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15132
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 699 g
Recommended:  CVox3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 33 approved meteorites classified as CVox3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 19 Aug 2022
Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 15132 (NWA 15132)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CVox3)

History: Purchased by Ziyao Wang from a Moroccan dealer at the China Mineral and Gem Show in Beijing City, China.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and J. Boesenberg, BrownU) Well-formed unequilibrated chondrules (some with multiple rims, apparent diameter 1030±520 µm, N = 25) and sparse irregularly-shaped to amoeboid CAI are set in a fine grained Fe-rich matrix (~40 vol%, dark sepia brown in thin section) containing abundant small grains of fayalitic olivine plus accessory Cr-magnetite and kamacite. One chromite rich chondrule was observed containing clusters of fine grained chromite grains.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa16.7±22.9, range Fa0.8-70.3, N = 19), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs1.2±0.5Wo1.0±0.1, range Fs0.7-1.9Wo0.9-1.0, N = 5), diopside (Fs1.1Wo37.0), magnetite (Cr2O3 0.1-1.9 wt.%, N = 7).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CVox3).

Specimens: 30.4 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with WangZ.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Beijing City, China
Date:P 2018
Mass (g):699
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):16.7±22.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.2±0.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.1
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and J. Boesenberg, BrownU
Type spec mass (g):30.4
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:WangZ
Comments:Work name WZY-80; submitted by A. Irving
   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, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 9 Oct 2023)
Beijing: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
BrownU: Joseph Boesenberg Brown University Dept of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences (DEEPS) 324 Brook Street Providence, RI 02912 , United States (institutional address; updated 26 Oct 2023)
WangZ: Ziyao Wang, Hebei GEO University North Campus, Huai An dong road 127, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province , China (private address; updated 25 Jun 2021)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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     This is 1 of 9429 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1876 unapproved names)

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