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Northwest Africa 12759
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12759
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12759
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 98.3 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 108  (2020)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7227 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 27 Jun 2019
Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12759 (NWA 12759)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019 Feb

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Three similar, large stones (50 kg, 30 kg and 18.3 kg) were found together at an undisclosed location and purchased in Temara, Morocco by Adam Aaronson in February 2019.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Sparse chondrules are present in a recrystallized matrix containing stained metal, chromite, troilite and taenite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa25.2±0.9 (range Fa24.4-26.1), N = 3), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs21.0±0.3Wo1.3±0.2 (range Fs20.7-21.2Wo 1.5-1.1), N = 3), high-Ca pyroxene (Fs9.6±2.6Wo41.7±4.8 (Fs6.7-11.8Wo45.9-36.4), N = 3).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5).

Specimens: 57 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Aaronson.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Temara
Date:P 2019 Feb
Mass (g):98300
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1/2
Fayalite (mol%):25.2±0.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.0±0.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.2
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):57
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:A. Aaronson
Comments:Work name M2194; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Aaronson: Sahara Overland Ltd., Harhora, Temara, 12000, Morocco (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108 (2020) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 55, 1146-1150
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     This is 1 of 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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