Northwest Africa 8131 (CO3.3)


Country: Northwest Africa
State/District:
Date of fall/find: Found 2013
Total known weight: 0.0398 kg
Number of pieces: 1
Type: Carbonaceous chondrite. CO3.3
Shock stage: S2
Weathering stage: W2

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Small, fairly abundant chondrules, mineral fragments and fine-grained CAI occur in a brown, fine-grained matrix. Olivine (Fa0.8-75.5; Cr2O3 in ferroan examples is 0.14-0.29 wt.%, mean 0.17 wt.%, s.d. 0.06 wt.%, N = 7), orthopyroxene (Fs0.9-39.0Wo1.0-0.9), clinopyroxene (Fs0.9Wo41.8), Ni-poor kamacite, Ni-free iron metal (or possibly magnetite), rare kirschsteinite and minor barite. No sulfides were detected.

Specimen ID#: 4453
Description: Small full slice
Size: 2.5 x 2 x 0.2 cm
Weight: 1.15 gr
Price: Sold

 

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