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Northwest Africa 8242
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8242
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8242
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 27.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  CK3
Recommended:  CK3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 43 approved meteorites classified as CK3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CK chondrites, CK3 chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 24 Feb 2014
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Northwest Africa 8242 (NWA 8242)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Oct 2013

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK3)

Petrography: Composed of well defined chondrules (500-1000 μm in diameter) set into abundant fine-grained matrix. Feldspar in matrix is albitic (Ab64); magnetite contains about 3 wt% Cr2O3; metal is virtually absent.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P Oct 2013
Mass (g):27.8
Pieces:1
Class:CK3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):30.3±9.7 (4.6-30.9, n=21)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.6-23.6; 7.6-14.3
Wollastonite (mol%):0.7-7; 48-50
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):6.0
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6984 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2008 unapproved names)

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