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Northwest Africa 10551
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10551
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10551
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 118 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  CK6
Recommended:  CK6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 57 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 5 Mar 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10551 (NWA 10551)

Morocco

Purchased: 2015 Feb

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK6)

History: Bought by Jean Redelsperger from Abdellag Afiniss in Agadir in February 2015.

Physical characteristics: A single fragment of a fully crusted stone. Cut surface reveals a dark-gray interior with visible chondrules.

Petrography: Mm-sized chondrules set in a recrystallized matrix. Main mineral is olivine. Plagioclase in the matrix is up to 150 μm. Abundant magnetite (to 400 μm), and weathered troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa33.0±0.2, NiO 0.41±0.05 wt% (N=6). Magnetite contains 5.6±0.1 wt% Cr2O3, 1.94±0.18 wt% Al2O3, 0.19±0.05 wt% NiO (N=4). Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.52.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK6)

Specimens: 20 g at CEREGE. Main mass with Jean Redelsperger.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P 2015 Feb
Mass (g):118
Pieces:1
Class:CK6
Fayalite (mol%):33.0±0.2 (N=6)
Magnetic suscept.:4.52
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, H. Pourkhorsandi, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Jean Redelsperger
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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1405 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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