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Northwest Africa 12508
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12508
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12508
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 20.3 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 441 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 14 Sep 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12508 (NWA 12508)

Algeria

Purchased: 2018

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Purchased by Ziyao Wang from Hamza Lharbi in Guelmim in Oct. 2018.

Physical characteristics: (Ziyao Wang) one yellow-white stone of 20.3 g with very few fusion crust.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) unbrecciated ophitic texture composed of predominantly exsolved pigeonite and feldspar.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Pigeonite En36Fs57Wo7 (n=15); augite En30Fs31Wo39 (n=2); feldspar An89Or<1 (n=11); chromite CRAL82, FFM98 (n=1); ilmenite, SiO2. Kamacite Ni<0.1, Co=0.5 (n=2) (all wt-%); troilite. Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 2.79

Classification: Achondrite (eucrite, basaltic)

Specimens: 4.1 g on deposit at Kiel, Ziyao Wang holds the main mass, and 3 g with Bart.

Data from:
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Origin or pseudonym:desert
Place of purchase:Guelmim,Morocco
Date:P 2018
Mass (g):20.3
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Magnetic suscept.:2.79
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):4.1
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Ziyao Wang
Finder:anonymous
Comments:working name WZ96; 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:

Algeria
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 979 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)

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