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Northwest Africa 6708
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6708
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6708
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 117.9 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  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
Comments: Approved 10 Apr 2017
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Northwest Africa 6708 (NWA 6708)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2011 Mar

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK5)

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Sparse granular chondrules (some with magnetite-rich rims). Olivine, orthopyroxene, pigeonite, augite, intermediate plagioclase and Cr-bearing magnetite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa29.9-31.3, mean Fa 30.5±0.6, N = 4, orthopyroxene Fs22.9Wo0.5 (N=1), pigeonite Fs28.1Wo8.7 (N=1), augite Fs9.3-10.1Wo45.4-45.1.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite, CK5.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2011 Mar
Mass (g):117.9
Pieces:1
Class:CK5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):29.9-31.3
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:GHupé
Comments:GH-398; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   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)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
GHupé: Gregory M. Hupé, 9003 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852, United States; Website (private address)
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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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7328 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1973 unapproved names)

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