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Northwest Africa 3116
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3116
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3116
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 27 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  CK5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CK5
Recommended:  CK5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 162 approved meteorites classified as CK5.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (equilibrated), CK chondrites, CK chondrites (type 4-6), and CV-CK clan chondrites
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Writeup from MB 89:

Northwest Africa 3116

Northwest Africa

Found 2002

Carbonaceous chondrite (CK5)

A 27 g stone was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco in 2002. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): contains numerous amoeboid and melilite-spinel – rich CAIs; well crystallized matrix of mostly fine-grained olivine (Fa35.4), plagioclase (An39.5), magnetite (Cr2O3, 2.93 wt. %; Al2O3, 2.85 wt. %; MgO, 0.65 wt. %; P2O5, 0.35 wt. %; TiO2, 0.85 wt. %; NiO, 0.43 wt. %; CoO, 0.26 wt. %), and troilite. Several large xenoliths of shock-melted/crystallized material contains bundles of Ca-rich pyroxene (Fs14.1Wo49.1) set in a groundmass of microns-size, Ca-poor pyroxenes (Fs34.2Wo2.0) and pentlandite (Ni = 36.7 wt. %). Shock level, S3 (xenoliths, S6); low weathering grade. Specimens: 5.4 g, NAU; main mass Hupé.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 457:
Origin or pseudonym:Morocco
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2003
Mass (g):27
Pieces:1
Class:CK5
Shock stage:S3
Classifier:
Type spec mass (g):5.4
Institutions
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NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Don Edwards   
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Gerald Armstrong   
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1503 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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