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Northwest Africa 6824
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6824
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6824
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1655 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 510 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 20 Oct 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 6824 (NWA 6824)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2010

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

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

Physical characteristics: Eighteen greyish fragments some of which almost completely covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: Carbonaceous chondrite composed of up separated well-defined chondrules (mean diamter about 1.0 mm), CAIs (up to 4 mm), and olivine amoeboids all set into a fine-grained almost brownish to black matrix. Type II chondrules are absent. Several chondrules show reddish staining due to terrestrial weathering.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2010
Mass (g):1655
Pieces:18
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):4.0±1.8 (1.2-7.9, n=14)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.4±0.3 (1.1-2.1, n=13)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.3 (0.9-1.8, n=13)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Stefan Ralew
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Ralew: Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstraße 29, 12524 Berlin, Germany; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7005 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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