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Northwest Africa 12332
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12332
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12332
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 203 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 313 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 12 Apr 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12332 (NWA 12332)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: March 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

Physical characteristics: Eleven stones from 2 to 107 g.

Petrography: Chondrite with well defined chondrules set in a fine grain matrix. Matrix 28 vol% from point counting (n=336). Average apparent chondrule size 710±420 μm (n=40). Strong weathering.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa10.3±6.1, PMD=51%, range Fa1.9-21.4, Cr2O3=0.26±0.15wt%, n=10. Low-ca pyroxene Fs10.3±4.9Wo1.86±2.0, range Fs8.9-21.7Wo0.4-5.3 (n=4)

Classification: Ordinary chondrite, LL3. LL group from magnetic susceptibility.

Specimens: 20.96 g and a polished section at CEREGE. Main mass with Kuntz

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P March 2018
Mass (g):203.4
Pieces:11
Class:LL3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):10.3±6.1 (n=10)
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.3±4.9 (n=4)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9±2.0
Magnetic suscept.:3.22
Classifier:L.K. Ruggiu and J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):20.96
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Fabien Kuntz
Comments:Work name K375; submitted by Lisa Krämer Ruggiu
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 6781 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2061 unapproved names)

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