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Northwest Africa 12185
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12185
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12185
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 45 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 295 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 9 Oct 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 12185 (NWA 12185)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2009

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: The meteorite was bought from a local meteorite dealer in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Brownish individual partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture of densely packed and partly flattened chondrules, with an apparent mean diameter of about 0.9 mm; low FeNi metal content and low magnetic susceptibility.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):45
Pieces:1
Class:LL3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):15.7±10.2 (0.6-28.9, n=36)
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.0±8.1 (1.4-32.0, n=49)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.7±0.8 (0.2-3.7, n=49)
Magnetic suscept.:3.85
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):9
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Tomasz Jakubowski
Comments:Morocco; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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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 6438 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2025 unapproved names)

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