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Northwest Africa 12462
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12462
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12462
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 67.2 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL3.15    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites classified as LL3.15.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 22 Feb 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12462 (NWA 12462)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018 March

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3.15)

Petrography: Chondrite with packed, well-defined chondrules.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa19.1±10.9, Fa PMD 49%, range Fa0.8-37.4 (n=11). Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.19±0.18 wt% (n=10). Low-Ca pyroxene Fs9.13±5.5Wo1.0±1.4 (n=8). Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 3.68.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3.15). LL group based on magnetic susceptibility. Subtype from Cr2O3 content of ferroan olivine.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Zagora, Morocco
Date:P 2018 March
Mass (g):67.2
Pieces:1
Class:LL3.15
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):19.1±10.9 (n=12)
Ferrosilite (mol%):9.1±5.5 (n=8)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0±1.3
Magnetic suscept.:3.68
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, L. Krämer Ruggiu, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):14.06
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:work name K385; submitted by J. 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)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7009 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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