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Northwest Africa 12181
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12181
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12181
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 930 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L4-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites classified as L4-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 27 Oct 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 12181 (NWA 12181)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4, melt breccia)

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

Physical characteristics: Dark brownish individual lacking any fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is a breccia composed of large regions of recrystallized shock melt containing characteristic FeNi metal and sulfide globules and regions displaying chondritic textures with well preserved chondrules. In chondritic portions olivine is compositionally equilibrated and pyroxene is unequilibrated.

Data from:
  MB107
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2018
Mass (g):930
Pieces:1
Class:L4-melt breccia
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.3±0.2 (n=11)
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.0±3.2 (10.1-20.3, n=19)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.7±0.3 (0.3-1.5, n=19)
Magnetic suscept.:4.87
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):35
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Marcin Cimala
Comments:Morocco; 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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Woreczko Jan & Wadi   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6781 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2061 unapproved names)

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