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NWA 8221 (7.47 gram)


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Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite CK5 W-low /S-2
Place/Time: 2013 in Zagora, Morocco
Mass: 485g

History: Purchased by Marcin Cimala and Lukasz Smula in November 2013 from a dealer in Zagora, Morocco.
Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Very fresh specimen composed of sparse, separated, medium-sized, granular chondrules (containing abundant magnetite) in a pale brown matrix. Minerals are olivine, clinopyroxene, intermediate plagioclase, Cr-bearing magnetite and pentlandite.
Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa33.5-34.6; FeO/MnO = 123-142, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs11.1-12.9Wo43.9-47.4; FeO/MnO = 53-120, N = 3).