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4.05g CV3 Carbonaceous Chondrite Meteorite Slice - NWA 10055 - Collector's Specimen

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On Offer: 4.05g CV3 - partial slice - NWA 10055 

Type: CV3 Carbonaceous Chondrite
Origin: Morocco
Official name: NWA 10055
Description: 4.05 gram partial slice of CV3 carbonaceous chondrite meteorite NWA 10055
What you get: 4.05 gram partial slice of CV3 NWA 10055 Meteorite Specimen as shown, Membrane Storage/Display Box, & signed Certificate of Authenticity.
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Northwest Africa 10055
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10055
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10055
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 212 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:      (2015)   CV3
Recommended:   CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 539 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 28 Jun 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10055 (NWA 10055)


Purchased: 2014

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Petrography: The rock contains abundant fine-grained matrix. There are some fine-grained CAIs and some round, coarser CAIs. The chondrules are of POP and BO types and have a mean size of ~900 µm. The sample is extremely weathered; about 95% of the opaque phases have been altered and there is minor alteration of the silicates. Unrimmed amoeboid olivine inclusions are present. There are no large metal grains (as is common in CR chondrites). Metallic Fe-Ni is rare; the rock does not exhibit a petrofabric. It is an oxidized CV, probably of the Allende subgroup.

Data from:
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Place of purchase: Erfoud
Date: P 2014
Mass (g): 211.89
Pieces: 3
Class: CV3
Shock stage: low
Weathering grade: medium
Fayalite (mol%): 3.1±2.9 (n=22)
Ferrosilite (mol%): 1.4±1.2
Wollastonite (mol%): 1.0±0.4 (n=16)
Classifier: A. Rubin and J. Breen, UCLA
Type spec mass (g): 27.49
Type spec location: UCLA

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