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Northwest Africa 4669
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4669
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4669
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 369 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 107  (2018)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 624 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 11 Dec 2018
Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 4669 (NWA 4669)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2006

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: In 2006, A. Pani purchased a single stone of 369 g in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: The stone is a compact rock with a wind-polished surface of grayish-black color. Fusion crust is not present.

Petrography: (F. Brandstätter, NHMV) The meteorite consists mainly of abundant chondrules (mean diameter 1.05 mm), minor AOAs and CAIs set in a fine-grained matrix. CAIs (fine-grained) are sparse and on average small (<2-3 mm). The matrix is dominated by Fe-rich olivine, magnetite, minor pentlandite, and very rare metal grains.

Geochemistry: Chondrule olivine (Fa0.2-31.3, mean Fa6.7, N=68), matrix olivine (Fa8.9-63.8, mean Fa47.3, mean NiO = 0.09 wt%, N = 26), magnetite (Al2O3 = 1.18 wt%, Cr2O3 = 0.31 wt%, TiO2 = 0.15 wt%, NiO = 0.05 wt%, N = 10)

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Specimens: 21.7 g is on deposit at NHMV. Pani holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2006
Mass (g):369
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):6.7 (chondrules)
Classifier:F. Brandstätter, NHMV
Type spec mass (g):21.7
Type spec location:NHMV
Main mass:A. Pani
Comments:Submitted by F. Brandstätter
   and collections
NHMV: Naturhistorisches Museum, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria, Austria; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Jan 2019)
Pani: A. Pani, Meteorites-Minerals-Fossils, Lassallestr. 4/20, A-1020 Vienna, Austria; Website (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, MAPS 55, 460-462
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     This is 1 of 9429 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1876 unapproved names)

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