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Northwest Africa 3260
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3260
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3260
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 8.2 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 494 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 21 May 2016
Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 3260 (NWA 3260)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2007

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Purchased in Rissani in 2007.

Physical characteristics: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) One brown stone of 8.2 g; saw cut shows closely packed chondrules.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Microscopic examination of a thin section shows dark fine groundmass with mineral fragments, chondrules (PO, BO, RP, dominated by type I) up to 1.7 mm (avg. 1 mm), and CAIs. Chondrule/matrix ratio ~10.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine, Fa13.7±8.3 (n=18); pyroxene, Fs9.9±5.7Wo1.6±1.3 (n=20); Ca-pyroxene, En86±8Fs7.5±6Wo6.5±0.3 (n=2, Fe/Mn=27); kamacite, Ni=2.5-3.9, Co=0.5 wt.%. O-isotopes (R. Greenwood and Ian Franchi, OU): δ17O = 3.569, δ18O = 5.65 (permil). Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 3.75.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

Specimens: 1.6 g on deposit at Kiel, main mass Bilet (As, Norway), and Bart 1.0 g.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Rissani
Date:P 2007
Mass (g):8.2
Shock stage:S1
Fayalite (mol%):13.7±8.3 (n=18)
Ferrosilite (mol%):9.9±5.7 (n=20)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±1.3
Magnetic suscept.:3.40
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz, Bart
Type spec mass (g):1.6
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Bilet
Comments:Submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Plots: O isotopes:  
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Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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     This is 1 of 9790 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1854 unapproved names)

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