header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 8 Aug 2020
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Northwest Africa 7043
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7043
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7043
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 166 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 537 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 1 Feb 2012
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 7043 (NWA 7043)

Morocco

Found: 2011

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by Matt Morgan at the Denver Gem and Mineral Show, 2011.

Physical characteristics: 30 pieces. Light surface weathering, saw cut reveals numerous chondrules and a few CAIs set in a dark gray matrix.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination shows many PO and POP chondrules, accessory anorthite, diopside, gehlenite, spinel. Pervasive fine-grained matrix.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Wilson, UNM) EMPA. Type I chondrules: olivine Fa1.6±1.3, n=19; orthopyroxene Fs1.3±0.3Wo0.9±0.1, n=6, Type II chondrules: olivine Fa25.8±11.0, Fe/Mn=106±14, Cr2O3 (wt%)=0.19±0.07, n=8.

Classification: Carbonaceous Chondrite (CV3), weathering grade W1.

Specimens: 22.6 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, MtMorgan holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1591:
Place of purchase:Denver
Date:2011
Mass (g):166
Pieces:30
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):1.6±1.3, 25.8±11.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.3±03
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9±0.1
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):22.6
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:MtMorgan
Comments:Submitted by C.Agee
Institutions
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
MtMorgan: Matt Morgan, Mile High Meteorites, P.O. Box 151293, Lakewood, CO 80215-9293, United States; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1502 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

Direct link to this page