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Northwest Africa 12510
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12510
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12510
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 88 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 681 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 3 Aug 2019
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12510 (NWA 12510)

Algeria

Purchased: 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Purchased by Ziyao Wang from Adam Ait Hiba in Tan-Tan, Morocco, Oct 2018.

Physical characteristics: (Ziyao Wang) one dark-gray stone of 88 g with white-gray areas presenting rusty spots, without fusion crust

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) well-defined chondrules (PO, PP, BO, RP, complex) of 0.3-2 mm (av. 0.7 mm) in light to dark matrix.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine Fa21.6±8.0 (n=17); pyroxene Fs17.6±3.6Wo1.6±0.9 (n=11); mesostasis An8Or8 (n=1); chromite CRAL87, FFM88 (n=1). Kamacite Ni=5.5, Co=1.0 (n=2); taenite Ni=41.7, Co=0.3 (n=2) (all wt-%). Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.55

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3, S2, W2)

Specimens: 20.7 g on deposit at Kiel, Yu Cao holds the main mass,19 g with Ziyao Wang and 12 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Place of purchase:Tan-Tan, Morocco
Date:P 2018
Mass (g):88
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):21.6±8.0 (n=17)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.6±3.6 (n=11)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±0.9
Magnetic suscept.:4.55
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):20.7
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Yu Cao
Finder:anonymous
Comments:working name WZ98; 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, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
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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 980 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)

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