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Northwest Africa 8597
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8597
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8597
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 208 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  CK6
Recommended:  CK6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites classified as CK6.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (equilibrated), CK chondrites, CK chondrites (type 4-6), and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 30 Oct 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8597 (NWA 8597)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Jan

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK6)

History: Purchased by F. Kuntz in January 2014 from a dealer in Rissani, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Separated chondrules (0.9±0.3 mm) in a matrix rich in stained Cr-magnetite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa31.8-32.5, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs25.6-26.2Wo0.7-0.8, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs8.7Wo47.6; Fs11.4Wo40.4).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK6).

Specimens: 21.76 g including one polished thick section at PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Rissani
Date:P 2014 Jan
Mass (g):207.7
Pieces:1
Class:CK6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):31.8-32.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.6-26.2
Wollastonite (mol%):0.7-0.8
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):21.76
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K221; submitted by P. Sipiera
Institutions
   and collections
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)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6916 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2027 unapproved names)

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