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Northwest Africa 6361
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6361
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6361
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 300 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 627 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 2 Jun 2011
Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 6361 (NWA 6361)


Purchased: 2004

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: One meteorite found in Morocco was purchased by Mr. H. Stehlik in Munich in 2004.

Physical characteristics: Covered in shiny brown fusion crust, weighs 300 g.

Petrography: (M.A. Ivanova, Vernad) Meteorite consists of POP, PO, and BO chondrules (to 3 mm), CAIs (to 4 mm) embedded in a fine-grained matrix. Minor phases include plagioclase, spinel, chromite, sulfides, magnetite, and Fe-Ni metal grains. The metal grains and magnetite are primarily within chondrules, the chondrules rimmed by sulfide. The main minerals of refractory inclusions are spinel, Al-Ti-diopside, mellilite, and anorthite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa0.26-11. Pyroxene is represented by low-Ca pyroxene Fs0.9-7.4Wo0.9-4.3En88-98 augite and diopside. Oxygen isotopic compositions: (I. A. Franchi and R. C. Greenwood, OU, by laser fluorination): δ17O=-2.892, δ18O=1.839, Δ17O=-3.848 (per mil).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Specimens: A total of 25 g sample and one thin section are on deposit at Vernad. Stehlik holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P 2004
Mass (g):300
Classifier:M. A. Ivanova, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):25
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:H. Stehlik
Comments:Submitted by C. A. Lorenz
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
Stehlik: Harald Stehlik, 1220 Wien, Austria (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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     This is 1 of 2046 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 31 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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