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Northwest Africa 12297
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12297
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12297
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 110.5 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L~5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 57 approved meteorites classified as L~5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 9 Nov 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 12297 (NWA 12297)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~5)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Purchased by Wang Ziyao from Sbai Mohamed at the mineral show in Beijing in Nov. 2015

Physical characteristics: (Wang Ziyao) Black 110.5 g stone with dark black-brown fusion crust

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Light-gray recrystallized matrix with well recognizable lighter chondrules (0.5-1.6 mm, av. 0.8 mm) and irregular metal and sulphide.

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 5.06

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~5, W0)

Specimens: 20.1 g on deposit at Kiel, Wang Ziyao holds the main mass, and 4.5 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB107
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Origin or pseudonym:desert
Place of purchase:Beijing
Date:P 2015
Mass (g):110.5
Pieces:1
Class:L~5
Weathering grade:W0
Magnetic suscept.:5.06
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):20.1
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Wang Ziyao
Finder:anonymous
Comments:working name WZ24; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
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)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
Beijing: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6877 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2037 unapproved names)

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