A single fusion-crusted stone weighing 47.1 g was found in the Sahara Desert and was subsequently purchased in Safsaf, Morocco by American collectors. Classification was conducted at Northern Arizona University (T. Bunch and J. Wittke). This very fresh find (W0/1) is classified as an unshocked (S1) CK3, now reclassified as CV3oxK (after Wasson et al., 2013). Northwest Africa 1694 is composed of 47 vol% fine-grained matrix, 44 vol% chondrules (up to 1.2 mm), 6 vol% sulfides (containing inclusions of chlorapatite and silica glass), 2 vol% Cr-rich magnetite, and 1 vol% CAIs. Although this meteorite is similar to NWA 772, the two are not considered to be paired.
For petrogenetic details and the classification history of the former CK group, see the Dhofar 015 page. The specimen shown above is a 2.2 g partial slice of NWA 1694.