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NWA 10330 Carbonaceous Chondrite CK5 Meteorite Part Slice weighing 0.93g


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NWA 10330 Carbonaceous Chondrite CK5 Meteorite Part Slice weighing 0.93g


Northwest Africa 10330
Basic informationName: Northwest Africa 10330
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10330
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 89 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:MB 104  (2015)CK5
Recommended:  CK5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 173 approved meteorites classified as CK5.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondritesCarbonaceous chondrites (equilibrated)CK chondritesCK chondrites (type 4-6), and CV-CK clan chondrites

Comments:Approved 1 Nov 2015

Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10330 (NWA 10330)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK5)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a local meteorite dealer in Zagora, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Three stones partly covered by fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a greyish to greenish interior and is composed of several still clearly defined chondrules and rare CAIs set into abundant recrystallized matrix. Ferroan olivine is the most abundant mineral phase; more minor phases include feldspar, Ca-pyroxene and Cr-bearing magnetite.

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Place of purchase:Zagora, Morocco
Date:P 2015
Mass (g):89
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):32.6±0.3 (n=30)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):17.9
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Tomasz Jakubowski
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake