MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 29 Jan 2023
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Text help
Starts with
Sounds like
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Northwest Africa 11219
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11219
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11219
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 157.6 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 602 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 21 Apr 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 11219 (NWA 11219)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Two stones totaling 157.6 g were purchased in 2016 by Sergey Vasiliev in St. Marie-aux-Mines from a dealer from Morocco.

Physical characteristics: The two brownish fragments show large chondrules on the cut surface.

Petrography: (A. Bischoff, IfP). Numerous mostly porphyritic chondrules were observed embedded in a fine-grained matrix, which makes up approximately 30-40% of the meteorite. AOAs and fine-grained, spinel-rich CAIs were frequently observed. The chondrules are quite large (~1 mm) typical for CV chondrites.

Geochemistry: (K. Klemm, A. Bischoff, IfP) Mean olivine: Fa8.5 (n=39); mean low-Ca pyroxene: Fs1.5Wo2.1 (n=33); very few Fa-rich olivines occur as fragments in the matrix. Chondrules and AOAs have Fa<9 (Fa4.6±2.3).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3), weathering grade strong (W3)

Specimens: 22.05 g including a polished thin section are at IfP. Sergey Vasiliev holds the main mass.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:St. Marie-aux-Mines
Date:P 2016
Mass (g):157.6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:high
Fayalite (mol%):8.5 (0.3-57.0, n=39)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.5 (0.7-3.4, n=33)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.1 (0.7-8.5, n=33)
Classifier:K. Klemm, A. Bischoff, IfP
Type spec mass (g):22.05
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Sergey Vasiliev
Comments:Field name SV2016.08.24-04;; submitted by Ebert S.
   and collections
IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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.
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:

     This is 1 of 8904 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

Direct link to this page