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Northwest Africa 2086 History


Name: Northwest Africa 2086
Location: Rissani, Morocco
Type: Carbonaceous Chondrite, CV3

This meteorite is classified as a carbonaceous chondrite, CV3. It was purchased in November of 2003 in Morocco. 

There were many fragments recovered, with a total known weight on only 780 grams. It is a beautiful meteorite, with 

sharp large multi-colored chondrules, and small CAI's. They represent some of the oldest material ever found and date 

                                            back to the initial formation or beginning of our Solar System.


This meteorite was published in the Meteoritical Society Bulletin No. 89
Check out their web site at http://www.meteoriticalsociety.org/

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