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Northwest Africa 12408
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12408
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12408
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 352 g
Classification
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Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 594 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 11 Jan 2019
Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2016
Mass (g):352
Pieces:1
Class:H3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):17.4±2.0 (12.2-19.8, n=13)
Ferrosilite (mol%):13.2±4.8 (2.7-16.2, n=20)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.3 (0.5-1.5, n=20)
Magnetic suscept.:5.24
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):25.7
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:anonymous
Comments:Displays a chondritic texture with well defined, mostly rounded chondrules (mean diameter ~0.4 mm) and fine-grained matrix containing sulfides and abundant FeNi metal.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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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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