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Northwest Africa 8447
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8447
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8447
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 36.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  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 23 Jun 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8447 (NWA 8447)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK6)

History: Purchased in Morocco in 2014

Physical characteristics: A single crusted stone. Cut surface reveals poorly delineated dark chondules (up to 1 mm) and CAIs (up to 1 mm) embedded in a gray to greenish matrix.

Petrography: Chondrule mean apparent size 750±340 μm (n=26). Matrix plagioclase up to 200 μm

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa34.1±0.3 (PMD = 0.8, n=10, range 33.6-34.5). CPX Fs9.8Wo48.8 (n=2). Magnetite contains 5.1 wt.% Cr2O3. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 4.57 (χ in 10-9 m3/kg)

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK6)

Specimens: 8.4 g and a polished section in CEREGE. Main mass with Pierre-Marie Pelé

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2014
Mass (g):36.16
Pieces:1
Class:CK6
Fayalite (mol%):34.1±0.3 (N=10)
Ferrosilite (mol%):9.8
Wollastonite (mol%):48.8
Magnetic suscept.:4.57
Classifier:C. Cournède and J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):8.4
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Pierre-Marie Pelé
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Catalogs:
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 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2035 unapproved names)

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