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Northwest Africa 12506
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12506
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12506
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 51 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 514 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 14 Sep 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12506 (NWA 12506)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2017

Classification: Ureilite

History: (Ziyao Wang) Purchased by Ziyao Wang from Mustapha Oulkouch in Goulmima, Morocco, 2017.

Physical characteristics: (Ziyao Wang) one reddish-brown stone of 51 g without fusion crust.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) recrystallized silicate grains up to 2 mm with tiny metal inclusions (~50 µm). Silicate grains are surrounded by graphite (~1 mm), diamond (~50 µm), and metal (~200 µm).

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine Fa17.1±1.6 (n=8); pyroxene Fs12.0±3.3Wo3.3±0.6 (n=5); pigeonite En81Fs12Wo7 (n=2). Ni-poor kamacite Ni=0.7, Co=0.3 (n=3); Ni-rich kamacite Ni=3.7, Co=0.5, Si=1.2, Cr=0.2 (n=2) (all wt-%). Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.64

Classification: Ureilite

Specimens: 10.8 g on deposit at Kiel, Ziyao Wang holds the main mass, and 6 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Place of purchase:Goulmima, Morocco
Date:P 2017
Mass (g):51
Pieces:1
Class:Ureilite
Fayalite (mol%):17.1±1.6 (n=8)
Ferrosilite (mol%):12.0±3.3 (n=5)
Wollastonite (mol%):3.3±0.6
Magnetic suscept.:4.64
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):10.8
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Ziyao Wang
Finder:anonymous
Comments:working name WZ94; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
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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 6968 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2012 unapproved names)

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