NWA 10305 (CV3) – 5.43g


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CV3 chondrite.

Individual– 5.43g.
Sold  with label/certificate of authenticity.

Northwest Africa 10305 (NWA 10305)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 May

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by Fabien Kuntz in May 2015 from a dealer in Rissani, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Separated chondrules (apparent diameter up to 3.0 mm, some rimmed) plus fine-grained, irregularly shaped CAI are set in a red-brown matrix (~40 vol.%).

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.2-39.5, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs0.9-1.7Wo0.9-2.0, N = 3), augite (Fs0.6Wo36.8; Fs0.8Wo43.6; N = 2).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Specimens: 23.3 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder with Kuntz.