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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

NWA 13573   contributed by Carlos Muñecas, IMCA 8187   MetBul Link

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Photos by Carlos Muñecas.  

TKW 2.88 kg. Fall not observed. Purchased 2020 in Morocco.


Carlos writes:
This is the only approved meteorite classified as CVox3.

Many samples weighing a total of 2880 g were found by a nomad in northwest Africa. These meteorites were purchased by Carlos Muñecas and Adrián Contreras in Errachidia, from Hmad Ait Hssain.

Physical characteristics: Samples are dark in color, irregularly shaped, and have a partial coating of wind-ablated fusion crust. Chondrules and CAIs are visible on the cut face.

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Jason Utas
 12/11/2020 5:49:54 PM
The CV ox / red subclasses have been used in the literature for years. Here's a 2014 reference, see pg. 40 www.arxiv.org/pdf/1408.6581.pdf
John Divelbiss
 12/9/2020 3:45:12 PM
www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/metsoc2019/pdf/6372.pdf is one reference that briefly discusses the CV OxA and OxB designations versus CV red (reduced). David Weir's site has more information on these CV variations.
Anne Black
 12/9/2020 2:23:30 PM
Bernd, do you mean that it is simply an oxidized CV3?
Bernd Pauli
 12/9/2020 6:36:56 AM
Hello Carlos, as Allende, Axtell and Kaba also belong to the oxidized subgroup, their classification could as well be written like this => CVox3.
Twink Monrad
 12/9/2020 5:39:32 AM
Unusual enough appearance that it might have been overlooked had it not been in NWA and many specimens.

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