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Northwest Africa 12331
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12331
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12331
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 753 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 6 Dec 2018
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Northwest Africa 12331 (NWA 12331)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: March 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa25.4±2.5, PMD=8%, range Fa23.5-29.9, Cr2O3=0.02±0.03wt%, n=5. Low-ca pyroxene Fs14.4±4.7Wo0.6±0.3, range Fs8.9-21.7Wo0.3-1.1 (n=4).

Specimens: 23.13 g and a polished section at CEREGE. Main mass with Fabien Kuntz

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P March 2018
Mass (g):753
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):25.4±2.5 (n=5)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.4±4.7 (n=4)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.6±3.32
Magnetic suscept.:4.45
Classifier:L.K. Ruggiu and J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):23.13
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Fabien Kuntz
Comments:Work name K382; submitted by Lisa Krämer Ruggiu
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private 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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