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Northwest Africa 3081
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3081
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3081
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 208 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  CK5/6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CK5/6
Recommended:  CK5/6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites classified as CK5/6.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (equilibrated), CK chondrites, CK chondrites (type 4-6), and CV-CK clan chondrites
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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 3081

Morocco

Found winter 2002/2003

Carbonaceous chondrite (CK5/6)

A single stone of 207.9 g was found in winter 2002/2003 by an anonymous finder in the Western Saharan desert and purchased in 2003. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB): exhibits fine-grained texture with strongly recrystallized matrix dominating over rare chondrules and mineral fragments; feldspar is abundant in the matrix; olivine, Fa33.2, feldspar, An22.3-73.3; contains Cr-rich magnetite and minor augite; oxygen isotopic composition (R. Clayton and T. Mayeda, UChi): δ17O = -3.69‰, δ18O = +0.64‰, Δ17O = -4.02‰; low degree of shock; strong degree of weathering. Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 25.9 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 202:
Date:Winter 2002/03
Mass (g):207.9
Pieces:1
Class:CK5/6
Plots: O isotopes:  
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
UChi: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, United States (institutional address; updated 28 Feb 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Peter Marmet   
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Dominik Stoeckli   
Gerald Armstrong   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2035 unapproved names)

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