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Northwest Africa 1290
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1290
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1290
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 120 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2051 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 30 Oct 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 1290 (NWA 1290)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2002

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

History: Purchased by Adam and Greg Hupé in 2002 from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS; T. Bunch, NAU) Well-formed chondrules occur in a recrystallized matrix containing altered metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.2-24.6, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs3.8-5.2Wo3.0-1.3; Fs18.5Wo0.4; N = 3), subcalcic augite (Fs10.5-10.8Wo31.6-33.1, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4).

Specimens: 22.8 g including one polished thin section at UCLA; 3.67 g at PSF; remainder with AHupé.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2002
Mass (g):120
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.2-24.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.8-5.2; 18.5
Wollastonite (mol%):3.0-1.3; 0.4
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):22.8
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:A. Hupe
Comments:Work name H126; UCLA specimen #1564; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
AHupé: Adam C. Hupé, 2807 China Cove, Laughlin, NV 89029, United States; Website (private address; updated 29 Jun 2013)
Hupe: (old address—now see GHupé or AHupé) G. and A. Hupe, 2616 Lake Youngs Court SE, Renton, WA 98058., United States (private address)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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     This is 1 of 9429 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1876 unapproved names)

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