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Northwest Africa 13749
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13749
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13749
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 46 g
Recommended:  CVred3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites classified as CVred3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 20 Mar 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13749 (NWA 13749)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CVred3)

History: Acquired by Geologist Juan Aviles Poblador on behalf of UAlic during the winter of 2018 from a meteorite dealer in Talsint, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Single stone with dark-brown fusion crust.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, FSU) Specimen is composed of well-defined chondrules (Av. ~1.2 mm, 50 vol%) and calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions set in an opaque matrix composed of Fe-Ni metal and Ni-poor sulfides (<1 Ni wt%, n=5) (Matrix vol%=55%).

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa5.7±9.9, range Fa0.4-63.5, n=42), Low-Ca Pyroxene (Fs2.5±2.1Wo1.4±0.9, range Fs1.0-7.5Wo0.7-3.7, n=18).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CVred3). The mineral compositions and texture indicate classification as a CV3. The presence of Fe-Ni metal combined with the low Ni content of sulfides (<1 Ni wt%, n=5) indicate classification to the reduced group of CV3 chondrites (Gattacceca et al. (2020)).

Specimens: 10 grams at UCLA, main mass with Geologist Juan Aviles Poblador.

  • Gattacceca J.,Bonal L.,Sonzognia C., and Longereya J. (2020) CV chondrites: More than one parent body. Earth Planet. Sci. Letts. 547, 116467. (link)
Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2018
Mass (g):46
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):5.7±9.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.5±2.1
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.9
Classifier:D. Sheikh, FSU
Type spec mass (g):10
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Juan Aviles Poblador
Comments:Submitted by Daniel Sheikh
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
FSU: Department of Geological Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL 32306-4100, United States (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2010)
UAlic: Earth Sciences Department University of Alicante San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain (institutional address; updated 9 Feb 2020)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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     This is 1 of 8674 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1882 unapproved names)

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