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Northwest Africa 12355
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12355
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12355
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 62.2 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 663 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 1 Mar 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12355 (NWA 12355)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: April 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

Petrography: The meteorite displays a chondritic texture with well packed chondrules (mean diameter about 0.6 mm) in a fine-grained dark matrix that contains sulfides and FeNi metals.

Classification: Chondrule size and metal abundance consistent with L-group classification.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Laayoune (Morocco)
Date:P April 2018
Mass (g):62.2
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):19.3±10.2 (n=17)
Ferrosilite (mol%):13.4±7.3 (n=15)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±1.1 (n=15)
Classifier:K. Klemm and A. Bischoff, IfP
Type spec mass (g):13.0
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Marc Jost and Sergey Vasiliev
Comments:Working No.: SM 1804-5; submitted by K. Klemm, IfP; submitted by Klemm K.
Institutions
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IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6741 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2032 unapproved names)

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