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Northwest Africa 5243
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5243
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5243
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1780 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 435 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 12 Feb 2022
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 5243 (NWA 5243)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2006

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a local meteorite dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Eleven light brownish fragments without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a light brownish interior and displays a chondritic texture with sharply defined, mostly rounded and separated chondrules (apparent mean diameter about 0.85 mm) in a fine-grained matrix with minor sulfides and FeNi metal. The meteorite contains up to 7 mm sized black impact melt fragments.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2006
Mass (g):1780
Pieces:11
Class:LL3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):19.9±10.3 (5.2-38.5, n=15)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.5±6.7 (4.3-23.0, n=13)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.6±0.3 (0.1-1.3, n=13)
Magnetic suscept.:4.11
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Stefan Ralew
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Ralew: Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstraße 29, 12524 Berlin, Germany; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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André Knöfel Photo added 20 Oct 2022
Dirk Hohmann   
Mirko Graul Photo added 20 Oct 2022
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8777 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1879 unapproved names)

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