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Northwest Africa 2636
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2636
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2636
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 51 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 612 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 10 Apr 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 2636 (NWA 2636)

Northwest Africa

Purchased: 2004

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by Adam Hupé in 2004 from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS; T. Bunch & J. Wittke, NAU) Granular chondrules (some rimmed, apparent diameter 600±300 μm) and CAI occur in a fine grained matrix (~35 vol.%, orange-brown in thin section).

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.5-54.6, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs1.5-11.9Wo1.3-1.8, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs1.7Wo37.6; Fs0.7Wo46.8; N = 2).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Specimens: 10.3 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder with AHupé.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2004
Mass (g):51
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):0.5-54.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.5-11.9
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3-1.8
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS; T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU
Type spec mass (g):10.3
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:A. Hupe
Comments:A1001; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
AHupé: Adam C. Hupé, 2807 China Cove, Laughlin, NV 89029, United States; Website (private address; updated 29 Jun 2013)
Hupe: (old address—now see GHupé or AHupé) G. and A. Hupe, 2616 Lake Youngs Court SE, Renton, WA 98058., United States (private address)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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     This is 1 of 9116 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1873 unapproved names)

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