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Northwest Africa 12873
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12873
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12873
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 507 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 679 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 7 Sep 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12873 (NWA 12873)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a Moroccan meteorite dealer at the meteorite fair in Ensisheim, France.

Physical characteristics: Dark-grayish rock partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture with well defined, mostly flattened and densely packed chondrules (mean diameter about 0.7 mm) in a more fine-grained matrix that contains sulfides and FeNi metal.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Ensisheim, France
Date:P 2019
Mass (g):507
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):14.0±10.8 (1.9-32.3, n=20)
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.9±8.2 (1.7-23.7, n=30)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9±0.7 (0.2-2.6, n=30)
Magnetic suscept.:4.63
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21.1
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7005 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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