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Northwest Africa 12324
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12324
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12324
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1840 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 645 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 14 Nov 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 12324 (NWA 12324)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2017

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

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

Physical characteristics: Dark brownish individual with some fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a chondritic texture with slightly flattened and slightly packed chondrules (mean diameter about 0.6 mm) in a more fine-grained dark matrix that contains sulfides and FeNi metal. The meteorite contains shock melt veins.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2017
Mass (g):1840
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):14.9±9.1 (5.2-38.8, n=23)
Ferrosilite (mol%):12.3±8.1 (3.1-24.2, n=16)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8±0.5 (0.4-2.1, n=16)
Magnetic suscept.:4.63
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):26.5
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Franco Vignato
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 6559 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2021 unapproved names)

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