NWA 14096 (CK5) – 0.375g


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0.375g part slice sold with label/certificate of authenticity.

Northwest Africa 14096 (NWA 14096)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021 Apr

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK5)

Physical characteristics: Dark brown stone. Cut face reveals a dark-gray interior with large chondrules.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Chondrite with large chondrules (average apparent diameter 1100±380 μm, n=18) set in an abundant recrystallized matrix. Olivine is the dominant silicate. Abundant magnetite and sulfides decorating chondrule rims.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa33.3±0.2, NiO 0.58±0.03 wt% (n=3). Ca-pyroxene Fs8.9>o47.3. Plagioclase An87.4Ab12.3Or0.3 (n=1). Magnetite Cr2O3 content 4.35 wt%.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK5).

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Kuntz