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Northwest Africa 12525
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12525
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12525
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 15 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 195 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 14 Sep 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12525 (NWA 12525)

Algeria

Purchased: 2018

Classification: Martian meteorite (Shergottite)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Purchased by Ziyao Wang from Simo Mezgouri in Agadir in Dec. 2018.

Physical characteristics: (Ziyao Wang) one dark-gray stone of 15 g with little fusion crust.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) ophitic texture composed of pyroxene (0.2-0.6 mm) and maskelynite (length 0.2-3 mm).

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Pyroxene En46-8Fs76-45Wo25-9,FeO/MnO=37 (n=7); maskelynite An54-38Or3-4 (n=8). Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 3.81

Classification: Martian meteorite (shergottite, basaltic)

Specimens: 3.0 g on deposit at Kiel, Ziyao Wang holds the main mass, and 3 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB108
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Origin or pseudonym:desert
Place of purchase:Agadir,Morocco
Date:P 2018
Mass (g):15
Pieces:1
Class:Martian (shergottite)
Magnetic suscept.:3.81
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):3.0
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Wang Ziyao
Finder:anonymous
Comments:working name WZ104; 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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