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Northwest Africa 10888
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10888
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10888
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 147.4 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  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 18 Nov 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10888 (NWA 10888)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK6)

History: Purchased by Gary Fujihara in Morocco, May 2016.

Physical characteristics: Weathered fusion crust exterior. A saw cut reveals a gray surface with dark-gray, scattered, faint, chondrules. A few, very small CAIs are visible.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows a equilibrated, relict chondrules ~1 mm in diameter, ubiquitous magnetite and feldspar.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and M. Spilde, UNM) Olivine Fa32.3±0.4, Fe/Mn=116±11, NiO=0.45±0.07 (wt%), n=16; high-Ca pyroxene Fs10.7±3.6Wo41.7±9.0, Fe/Mn=63±17, n=4.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK6)

Specimens: 20.45 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Gary Fujihara holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Northwest Africa
Date:P 2016
Mass (g):147.36
Pieces:1
Class:CK6
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):32.3±0.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.7±3.6
Wollastonite (mol%):41.7±9.0
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):20.45
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Gary Fujihara
Comments:GF-9; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
Institutions
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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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: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6759 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2047 unapproved names)

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