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CK Carbonaceous Chondrite with Very Fresh Fusion Crust - 27.4g

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On Offer:  27.4 gram CK5 carbonaceous chondrite fragment with fresh fusion crust

Description: Exceptional 27.4 gram CK carbonaceous chondrite fragment with fresh fusion crust on one side, and an interior exposing wellformed black chondrules in a dark grey matrix on the other. The texture of this CK highly resembles the type material of Karoonda, being very loosely compressed and much less dense than most other CK meteorites. 

Official Name: NWA 12925

Type: CK5 Carbonaceous Chondrite

What you get: 27.4g CK5 Carbonaceous Chondrite Meteorite Fragment Specimen as shown, Membrane Storage/Display Box, & signed Certificate of Authenticity.

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Northwest Africa 12925
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12925
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12925
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 3.8 kg
Recommended:   CK5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 162 approved meteorites classified as CK5.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (equilibrated), CK chondrites, CK chondrites (type 4-6), and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 21 Nov 2019
Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12925 (NWA 12925)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK5)

History: Purchased Dec. 2018 by Dustin Dickens in Morocco from anonymous dealer.

Physical characteristics: Dark, fusion crusted exterior, saw cut and broken surfaces reveal a very dark gray interior, some scattered CAIs visible, a few large (>1mm) chondrules are present. Friable.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This meteorite consists numerous texturally equilibrated chondrules, ubiquitous Cr-bearing magnetite and pentlandite. Olivine is nickel-bearing. Matrix appears to be recrystallized with some fine-grained plagioclase.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee, UNM) Olivine Fa30±0.8, Fe/Mn=102±8, NiO=0.48±0.05 (wt%), n=20; low-Ca pyroxene Fs26.8±0.9Wo1.2±1.3, Fe/Mn=68±7, n=6; clinopyroxene Fs13.8±4.4Wo34.9±11.9, Fe/Mn=58±7, n=6. Oxygen isotopes (K. Ziegler, UNM): 3 acid-washed fragments analyzed by laser fluorination gave δ18O= 1.584, 1.005, 1.067; δ17O= -3.141,-3.415, -3.581; Δ17O= 3.242, 2.808, 2.958 (linearized, all per mil, TFL slope=0.528).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite CK5.

Specimens: 20.5 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Dustin Dickens holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase: Morocco
Date: P 2018
Mass (g): 3800
Pieces: 1
Class: CK5
Shock stage: low
Weathering grade: low
Fayalite (mol%): 30±0.8
Ferrosilite (mol%): 26.8±0.9, 13.8±4.4
Wollastonite (mol%): 1.2±1.3, 34.9±11.9
Classifier: C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g): 20.5
Type spec location: UNM
Main mass: Dustin Dickens
Comments: Field name DD-50; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
Plots: O isotopes:  
   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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