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Northwest Africa 12388
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12388
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12388
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 180 kg
Classification
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Recommended:  L-melt rock    [explanation]

This is 1 of 35 approved meteorites classified as L-melt rock.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 2 Feb 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12388 (NWA 12388)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018 Apr 9

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L, melt rock)

Petrography: The meteorite shows a porphyritic structure. The opaque matrix is composed of glass with traces of granular silicates and metal. The metal and sulfide are dispersed in circular droplets. Remnant chondrules are preserved.

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Place of purchase:Beijing, China
Date:P 2018 Apr 9
Mass (g):180000
Pieces:1
Class:L-melt rock
Fayalite (mol%):25.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.9
Wollastonite (mol%):2.2
Classifier:Peng H. and Zhang S., IGCAS
Type spec mass (g):190
Type spec location:IGCAS
Main mass:Zhu Hao
Finder:unknown
Comments:Submitted by Li Shijie
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IGCAS: Institute of Geochemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, China (institutional address; updated 27 Mar 2018)
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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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