1.66g Carbonaceous Chondrite C3-ung I NWA 12416
On Offer: 1.66g C3-ung carbonaceous chondrite fragment
Official Name: NWA 12416
Description: This is a 1.66g specimen of NWA 12416 C3-ung carbonaceous chondrite.
Type: C3-ung Carbonaceous Chondrite Meteorite
Note: This meteorite along with a few other ungrouped carbonaceous "C" chondrites comprise a group of existing carbonaceous chondrites who's stable oxygen isotope ratios have recently been found to plot along the same unique line. As such, a new subgroup of carbonaceous chondrites has been proposed, known as the "CT "subgroup. While this new subgroup has been suggested, it has not yet been voted on or approved by Nomenclature Committee as of this writing 3/5/2022.
The petrologic designation of "3", indicates that the meteorite is unequilibrated and was not altered by water or chemical equilibration.
The "-ung" (ungrouped) designation is indicative of how unique this particular specimen of carbonaceous chondrites is, and to-date it still does not fit into any known carbonaceous classification structure, though it may soon.
What you get: 1.66 gram NWA 12416 C3-ung carbonaceous chondrite Meteorite Specimen as shown, Membrane Storage/Display Box, & signed Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Northwest Africa 12416|
Name: Northwest Africa 12416
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12416
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass: 875 g
This is 1 of 23 approved meteorites classified as C3-ung.[show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), and Ungrouped chondrites
|Comments:||Approved 27 Jul 2019|
Writeup from MB 108:
Northwest Africa 12416 (NWA 12416)
Purchased: 2018 Jul
Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (C3, ungrouped)
History: The first batch of this material was purchased by Adam Aaronson in July 2018 in Temara, Morocco; subsequently additional material was purchased from the same Moroccan source by Mark Lyon and others.
Physical characteristics: The material consists of numerous small black, friable stones, some completely fusion crusted (total weight 875 g).
Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS; L. Garvie, ASU) Granular chondrules (apparent diameter 350±210 µm, N = 15) together with sparse mineral fragments and AOA (but no identifiable CAI or related mineral grains) are set in very fine grained matrix (~50 vol.%, black in thin section) containing minor kamacite and pentlandite. No phyllosilicates were detectable by X-ray diffraction.
Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa1.0-67.1, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs1.7-4.3Wo0.9-3.1, N = 2), clinopyroxene (Fs1.1Wo23.2). Oxygen isotopes (K. Ziegler, UNM) Analyses of acid-washed subsamples by laser fluorination gave, respectively, δ17O -10.290, -0.181, -11.117; δ18O -6.827, 7.352, -7.023; Δ17O -6.685, -4.063, -7.409 per mil.
Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (ungrouped Type 3). Oxygen isotope compositions plot at more negative Δ17O values than for CV, CK and most CM chondrites, and the absence of phyllosilicates excludes affinity to typical CM2 chondrites.
Specimens: 20.1 g including one polished thin section at UWB; 152 g at ASU; 361 g with Mr. M. Lyon; 137 g with Mr. M. Ouzillou; 205 g with Mr. A. Aaronson.
ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Aaronson: Sahara Overland Ltd., Harhora, Temara, 12000, Morocco (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
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