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Northwest Africa 2388
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2388
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2388
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 81 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  CK6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CK6
Recommended:  CK6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites classified as CK6.   [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 89:

Northwest Africa 2388

Northwest Africa

Purchased 2004 September

Carbonaceous chondrite (CK6)

An 81 g fresh and fully crusted stone was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): fully equilibrated and recrystallized with a few indistinct, relict chondrules. Abundant plagioclase forms a discontinuous network around enclaves of olivine, Ca-pyroxene, and magnetite matrix and around relict chondrules. Olivine in matrix and chondrules is very homogeneous, Fa 31.9-32.6 (N = 26) and very low MnO contents (FeO/MnO = 113-137); Ca-pyroxene, Fs20.5Wo50.5 (FeO/MnO = 98-118); plagioclase, An85.9Or7.4. All silicates contain NiO: olivine, 0.62-0.82 wt. %, Ca-pyroxene, 0.78-1.09 wt. %, plagioclase, 0.41-0.49 wt. %. Magnetite, Cr2O3 = 5.3 wt. %, Al2O3 = 2.36 wt. %, NiO = 0.51 wt. %. Moderately weathered and low shock level. Specimens: type specimen, 16.2 g, NAU; main mass, Reed.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 228:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2004
Mass (g):81
Pieces:1
Class:CK6
Classifier:Ted Bunch, NAU
Type spec mass (g):16.2
Type spec location:NAU
Main mass:Reed
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
Reed: Blaine Reed, P.O. Box 1141, Delta, CO 81416, United States; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Gerald Armstrong   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6781 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2047 unapproved names)

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