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Northwest Africa 7615
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7615
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7615
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1100 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  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
Comments: Approved 28 Jan 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7615 (NWA 7615)

Morocco

Purchased: Aug 2012

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK6)

History: Purchased by Adam Bates from a meteorite dealer in Morocco, August 2012.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, weathered fusion crust, saw-cut reveals gray, very fine-grained texture, with a few small indistinct chondrules.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows dominant olivine of variable grain size, some up to 1 mm; olivine grain boundaries occupied by plagioclase, aluminous low-Ca pyroxene, and high-Ca pyroxene; ubiquitous Cr-rich magnetite; rare relict chondrules barely discernible in BSE.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and M. Spilde, UNM) Olivine Fa24.7±0.4, Fe/Mn=87±6, NiO=0.48±0.09 wt%, n=12; aluminous low-Ca pyroxene Fs25.1±1.2Wo2.1±2.2, Fe/Mn=75±4, n=2; high-Ca pyroxene Fs7.8Wo46.2, Fe/Mn=41; plagioclase Or4.0±1.8Ab67.5±6.4An28.4±7.9, n=4; magnetite with 3.6 wt% Cr2O3.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK6)

Specimens: 21 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Adam Bates holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB102
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P Aug 2012
Mass (g):1100
Pieces:1
Class:CK6
Fayalite (mol%):24.7±0.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.1±1.2
Wollastonite (mol%):2.1±2.2
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Adam Bates
Comments:Submitted by C. Agee
Institutions
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1374 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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