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Northwest Africa 13488
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13488
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13488
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 39.3 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CK6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 66 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 14 Nov 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 13488 (NWA 13488)

Tarfaya, Morocco

Purchased: 2020

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK6)

History: Bought from Abdellah Afiniss in Agadir in 2020.

Physical characteristics: Three crusted fitting pieces forming a single full crusted stone. Cut surface reveals a dark-gray interior with large chondrules.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Recrystallized chondrite with plagioclase average size above 50 μm. Main opaque mineral is Cr-rich magnetite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa29.8±0.0, NiO 0.40 wt% (n=3). Magnetite has 3.8 wt% Cr2O3.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK6).

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Jean Redelsperger.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Tarfaya
Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P 2020
Mass (g):39.3
Pieces:3
Class:CK6
Fayalite (mol%):29.8±0.0 (n=3)
Magnetic suscept.:4.73
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):7.90
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Jean Redelsperger
Comments:work name JR083; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Tarfaya, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1556 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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