NWA 11265 CV3 specimens for sale

To purchase any specimens, please email me (contact at msg-meteorites dot co dot uk) or use my ‘Contact me‘ page. Let me know which specimens you are interested in and where you are so I can quote shipping costs to you. Specimens are available on a first come first served basis.

Four stones together weighing 1502 grams were purchased from a Moroccan meteorite dealer in January 2017 and a type sample submitted for classification by myself. It was classified as a Carbonaceous meteorite from the CV class, a CV3. There were some anomalies noted by classifying scientist Tony Irving where he noted that – “These meteorites have a greater than typical proportion of matrix for CV3 chondrites, and the mean chondrule size is lower than is regarded as typical” and “The fact remains that the specimens that you have obtained are special members of the CV3 class”

The listing in the meteorite bulletin is as follows:

Northwest Africa 11265
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11265
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11265
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1502 g
Recommended:   CV3    

This is 1 of 438 approved meteorites classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondritesCarbonaceous chondrites (type 3)CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites

Comments: Approved 28 Nov 2017

Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 11265 (NWA 11265)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2017 Jan

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by Martin Goff in January 2017 from a Moroccan dealer.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Ellipsoid-shaped granular chondrules (apparent diameter 730±500 µm, N=38) and elongate CAI (both showing preferred orientation) are set in a fine grained, fractured matrix (~45 vol.%, sepia brown in thin section). One CAI contains the assemblage corundum+gehlenite+spinel+perovskite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa1.7-48.2, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs0.5-1.0Wo1.0-0.7, N = 3), subcalcic augite (Fs3.3Wo32.1; Fs15.5Wo25.3; N = 2)

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3). Chondrule size and matrix abundance are slightly anomalous features. Probably paired with NWA 11256.

Specimens: 59.1 g including one polished thin section and one polished mount at UWB; remainder with Mr. M. Goff.

Data from:
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Place of purchase: Morocco
Date: P 2017 Jan
Mass (g): 1502
Pieces: 4
Class: CV3
Shock stage: S2
Weathering grade: low
Fayalite (mol%): 1.7-48.2
Ferrosilite (mol%): 0.5-1.0
Wollastonite (mol%): 1.0-0.7
Classifier: A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g): 59.1
Type spec location: UWB
Main mass: M. Goff
Comments: Work name MG17-1; 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, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106, in preparation (2017)

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Credit Photos
Public domain photographs:
A. Irving
Coordinates: Unknown.

This is 1 of 6128 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2041 unapproved names)

The 496g main mass is shown here and resides in the Msg-Meteorites collection:

Here is a high magnification photo back scattered electron photo courtesy of the classifying scientist Tony Irving:

The following specimens are available for sale. Each specimen comes with a display box (riker mount, euro box or membrane box dependant on size) and an Msg-Meteorites ID card.

NWA 11265 large full slices

Polished on one side and cut 3mm thick these are gorgeous large, thick slices cut from the largest of the four stones.

NWA 11265 slices

These smaller slices are cut 1.5mm thick and give a great surface area for the weight. Let me know roughly what weight/price you want and i’ll email you some photos of a few in that range for you to choose from.  Shown here from the largest to the smallest I have available.

NWA 11265 part slices

1.5mm thick part slices are available in a variety of weights, let me know a weight you are interested in and I’ll email you a selection of photos to choose from.

NWA 11265 endcuts (coming soon)

Let me know if you have any interest in an end-cut of this material as I have four available and I can email you some photos around your chosen price point.