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Northwest Africa 16044
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 16044
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 16044
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 185 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 112  (2024)  CK4
Recommended:  CK4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 129 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 29 Sep 2023
Writeup from MB 112:

Northwest Africa 16044 (NWA 16044)


Purchased: 2021 Jan

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK4)

History: Purchased January 2021 by Ashley Humphries in Quartzsite, AZ from Mohammed Hmani.

Physical characteristics: A single stone covered in black fusion crust, saw cut reveals a friable gray interior with dark chondrules.

Petrography: (A. S. Bell, UColo, and D. Dickens, CCMS) This meteorite has a grey interior with dark dispersed well delineated magnetite-bearing equilibrated chondrules set in a coarse-grained recrystallized matrix dominated by Ni-bearing olivine containing abundant Cr-bearing magnetite. Minor phases include low-Ca pyroxene, pigeonite, augite, and diopside. Some FeS was detected. No metal was detected.

Geochemistry: (A. S. Bell, UColo, and D. Dickens, CCMS) Olivine Fa33.1±0.4 range Fa32.5-33.8 (n = 9), low-Ca pyroxene Fs26.7±0.6Wo1.0±0.3 range Fs27.8-28.4Wo0.6-1.5, (n = 3), pigeonite Fs21.0Wo15.3 (n=1), augite Fs10.0 Wo43.3 (n=1),diopside: Fs9.0±0.1Wo46.1±2.0 range Fs8.9-10.0Wo45.8-46.6, (n=3), plagioclase An76.1±17.7Or0.7±1.0 range An37.0-88.5Or0.2-1.5, (n = 8), magnetite Cr2O3 4.5±0.2 range 4.4-4.7 wt.% (n = 6).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK4)

Specimens: 20 g on deposit at Cascadia

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Place of purchase:Quartzsite, AZ
Date:P 2021 Jan
Mass (g):185
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):33.1±0.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):26.7±0.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0±0.3
Classifier:A. S. Bell, UColo, and D. Dickens, CCMS
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:Cascadia
Main mass:Ashley Humphries
Comments:Main mass with Ashley Humphries, updated field name AHCK01; submitted by Dustin Dickens
   and collections
Cascadia: Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory, Portland State University, Department of Geology, Room 17 Cramer Hall, 1721 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Oct 2011)
Hmani: A. Hmani Moroccan Imports, 13 rue Jules Hardouin Mansart, 92600 Asnières, France (private address)
CCMS: Colorado Center for Meteoritic Studies 6200 Becker LN Loveland, CO 80538, United States (private address; updated 22 Jan 2024)
UColo: Geological Sciences University of Colorado Boulder UCB 399 Boulder, CO 80309-0399, United States (institutional address; updated 2 Jul 2024)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F. M., Grossman J. N., Schrader D. L., Cartier C., Consolmagno G., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Joy K. H., Miao B. and Zhang B. (2024) The Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 112. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 59, 1820–1823. ?
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     This is 1 of 2118 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 32 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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