NWA 8038 CO3.5 Carbonaceous Chondrite Meteorites for Sale
Location: Northwest Africa, locacation unknown. Purchased in 2013.
Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3.5).
Description: Petrography: Small chondrules and fine-grained CAI (composed of hibonite and spinel, with rims of aluminous clinopyroxene) in a dark brown, stained matrix. Olivine (Fa0.3-39.1; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.06-0.15 wt.%, mean 0.09 wt.%, s.d. 0.03 wt.%, N = 7), orthopyroxene (Fs1.3-8.9Wo4.3-2.8), clinopyroxene (Fs1.4Wo38.6; Fs1.3Wo48.8; Fs16.9Wo53.0). Minor pentlandite occurs in the matrix.