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Northwest Africa 12753
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12753
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12753
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 7 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 529 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 18 Aug 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12753 (NWA 12753)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2017

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a local meteorite dealer in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Dark brownish rock with some fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a brecciated brownish to black interior and is composed of small (about 0.1-0.4 mm in diameter) chondrules, chondrule pseudomorphs, mineral fragments and rare CAIs most of which are surrounded by fine-grained dust rims set into an abundant fine-grained matrix. Matrix constituents include phyllosilicates with fibrous appearance, carbonates, and rare sulfides. Only few FeNi spheres were found enclosed within forsteritic olivine.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2017
Mass (g):7
Pieces:1
Class:CM2
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):17.1±16.8 (0.2-47.5, n=15)
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.4±1.6 (1.1-4.9, n=14)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±1.0 (0.2-4.0, n=14)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):1.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Vincent Gira
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Public domain photographs:
Ansgar Greshake      
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2035 unapproved names)

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