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Northwest Africa 10685
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10685
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10685
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 34 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  CK4
Recommended:  CK4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 121 approved meteorites classified as CK4.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (equilibrated), CK chondrites, CK chondrites (type 4-6), and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 10 Apr 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 10685 (NWA 10685)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016 Mar

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK4)

History: Purchased in Temara, Morocco by Adam Aaronson in March 2016.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS) Separated chondrules containing Cr-magnetite are set in a dominant, relatively coarse grained matrix. Minerals are olivine, clinopyroxene, intermediate plagioclase and Cr-magnetite, plus minor orthopyroxene, chlorapatite and calcite.

Geochemistry: (P. Carpenter, WUSL; S. Kuehner, UWS) Olivine (Fa25.0-26.7, FeO/MnO=70-76, N = 4), orthopyroxene (Fs23.2-25.2Wo0.4-1.9, N = 4), clinopyroxene (Fs6.7-8.0Wo47.8-47.0, N = 2), plagioclase (An40.3Or1.6).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK4). The composition of olivine and pyroxene is unusual for a CK, although other CKs are in this range.

Specimens: 6.8 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Aaronson.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Temara
Date:P 2016 Mar
Mass (g):34
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):26.6-26.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.2-25.2; 8.0
Wollastonite (mol%):0.4-1.9; 47.0
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):6.8
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:A. Aaronson
Comments:M1913; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Aaronson: Sahara Overland Ltd., Harhora, Temara, 12000, Morocco (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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     This is 1 of 9013 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1869 unapproved names)

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