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Northwest Africa 2519
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2519
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2519
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 44.5 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  CK4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CK4
Recommended:  CK4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 119 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
Writeup from MB 89:

Northwest Africa 2519

Algerian-Moroccan border

Found 2004

Carbonaceous chondrite (CK4)

One completely crusted stone weighing 44.5 g was purchased in Erfoud in September 2004. Classification and mineralogy (M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP): clear chondritic texture, with large chondrules (~500 µm) and large opaque nodules of associated pentlandite and magnetite with minor pyrrhotite. Silicates are generally very fissured and blackened by fine magnetite blebs. Their composition is very homogeneous; olivine Fa31.3±0.4, 0.5 wt % NiO; pyroxene Fs27.0±1.1 Wo1.6±2.0; clinopyroxene Fs9.1 Wo46.9; plagioclase An22 to An47, 0.13 wt% NiO. Magnetite is Cr-rich, 4.3 wt% Cr2O3, 0.6 wt% NiO, 0.3 wt% TiO. Estimated shock stage S3, weathering grade W2 (sulfide altered); magnetic susceptibility  4.61 (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE, Aix en Provence). Specimens: type specimen 9.4 g and one polished mount, MNHNP; main mass with PThomas.

Data from:
  Table 7
  Line 307:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:1 Sep 2004
Mass (g):44.47
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):31.3±0.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):27.0±1.1
Classifier:M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):9.4
Main mass:Thomas
Comments:see separate entry
   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)
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
PThomas: Philippe Thomas, Meteoritica, La Chave, 07690 St André en Vivarais, France (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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     This is 1 of 8904 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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