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Northwest Africa 11736
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11736
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11736
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 71.3 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 640 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 7 Mar 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 11736 (NWA 11736)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2017

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a local meteorite dealer in Algeria.

Physical characteristics: Light brownish individual without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture with clearly defined, sometimes deformed packed chondrules (mean diameter about 0.7 mm) in a fine-grained matrix of mineral and chondrule fragments, FeNi metal and sulfides.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Algeria
Date:P 2017
Mass (g):71.3
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):15.3±8.8 (3.5-27.4, n=18)
Ferrosilite (mol%):12.5±7.4 (2.8-23.1, n=19)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9±0.6 (0.2-1.8, n=19)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):15
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Alan Mazur
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6436 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2025 unapproved names)

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