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Northwest Africa 2708
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2708
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2708
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 528 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 90  (2006)  CK4
Recommended:  CK4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 105 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
Comments: Approved 3 Feb 2006
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Writeup from MB 90:

Northwest Africa 2708

Morocco

Find: 2004

Carbonaceous chondrite (CK4)

History: A single partially crusted stone of 528 g was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco, in January 2005.

Petrography: (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU) Specimen contains rare, partially altered CAI; melt clasts and chondrules with fairly sharp margin/matrix boundaries.

Geochemistry: Matrix olivine (Fa29.7±2.7), magnetite (Cr2O3 = 4.6, Al2O3 = 2.19 [both wt%]), poorly crystallized plagioclase (An78.4), pentlandite (Co = 1.87 wt%). Chondrules: Olivine (Fa30.6±1.95), Ca-rich pyroxene (Fs43.5Wo48.7), magnetite (Cr2O3 = 3.2, Al2O3 = 1.0 [both wt%]). Magnetite in melt clasts contains Ni-bearing, exsolved ilmenite.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK4); host = low shock; clasts = moderate to highly shocked, moderate weathering.

Specimens: A 20.3 g type specimen is on deposit at NAU. GHupé holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB90
  Table 2
  Line 52:
Place of purchase:Unknown
Date:2004
Mass (g):528
Pieces:1
Class:CK4
Shock stage:medium-high
Weathering grade:moderate
Type spec mass (g):20.3
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
GHupé: Gregory M. Hupé, 9003 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 90, MAPS 41, 1383-1418 (2006)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1390 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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