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20.63g CR2 Carbonaceous Chondrite Meteorite I NWA 1180

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On Offer: 20.63g CR2 carbonaceous chondrite specimen

Description: 20.63 gram NWA 1180 CR2 carbonaceous chondrite meteorite specimen with crust on one side and cut on two sides to expose an amazing display of large well formed chondrules. The petrologic designation of 2, indicates that this meteorite has been aqueously altered (by water) on its parent body prior to landing on Earth. This is evidenced by the presence of phyllosilicates (clays), created from olivine and pyroxene altered by interaction with water.   

Official Name: NWA 1180

Type: Carbonaceous Chondrite - CR2

Observed fall: No

Year fell: 2000

Country: Northwest Africa

What you get: 20.63g NWA 1180 CR2 Carbonaceous Chondrite specimen as shown, Membrane Storage/Display Box, & signed Certificate of Authenticity.

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Northwest Africa 1180
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1180
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1180
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass: 1705 g
NHM Catalogue:   5th Edition   (2000)   CR2
Meteoritical Bulletin:   MB 86   (2002)   CR2
MetBase:   (2006)   CR2
Recommended:   CR2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 184 approved meteorites classified as CR2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), and CR chondrites

Writeup from MB 86:

Northwest Africa 1180


Found 2000

Carbonaceous chondrite (CR2)

Eight fully to mostly crusted stones, weighing a total of 1705 g, were purchased in Rissani (2001). The local finders say that these stones defined a strewnfield ~1.5 km long and within a few kilometers of Zagora. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): chondrules account for 63 vol%; small chondrules (<1.5 mm) tend to be round and metal-poor, large chondrules (<4.0 mm) are mostly irregular-shaped with abundant metal (kamacite = 5.2–6.0 wt% Ni). Olivine, Fa1.3–2.1; orthopyroxene, Fs2.2–3.2Wo0.8; plagioclase, An95–97; pyrrhotite (Ni = 1.4 wt%); phyllosilicates, serpentine-greenalite series (Mg > Fe); chondrule and matrix glasses are Mg, Al-rich, Na, K-poor; fine-grained (<0.05 mm) refractory inclusions contain diopside (Wo49–52, Fs1), spinel (FeO = 0.25 wt%), and gehlenite. Shock stage, S1; weathering grade, W2. Specimens: type specimen, 19.7 g and one thin section, NAU; main mass is with the purchaser.

Data from:
  Table 6
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Origin or pseudonym: Zagora
Date: 2000
Mass (g): 1705
Pieces: 8
Class: CR2
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)

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