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1.6 gram NWA 11265 Carbonaceous Chondrite CV3 Part Slice


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Part Slice of NWA 11265 weighing 1.6 grams. Has lots of chondrules visible.

This slice will come in a display box with an ID card.


Northwest Africa 11265
Basic informationName: 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
Meteoritical Bulletin:MB 106  (2018)CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 610 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) 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
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