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Northwest Africa 12463
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12463
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12463
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 154.4 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 306 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 4 Feb 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12463 (NWA 12463)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018 March

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

Petrography: Chondrite with packed and well delineated chondrules with average apparent diameter 1060±600 μm (n=24). Main opaques are metal, troilite, and their terrestrial weathering products. Chondrule mesostasis is devitrified.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa15.7±7.7, Fa PMD 41%, range Fa5.3-28.5, Cr2O3 0.07±0.10 wt% (n=12).Orthopyroxene Fs11.5±6.3Wo0.9±1.1 (n=7). Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.16.

Classification: LL3. LL group from magnetic susceptibility.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Zagora (Morocco)
Date:P 2018 March
Mass (g):154.4
Pieces:2
Class:LL3
Weathering grade:W3
Magnetic suscept.:4.16
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, L.K. Ruggiu, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):20.06
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:work name K387; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
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)
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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 6631 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2036 unapproved names)

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