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Northwest Africa 12871
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12871
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12871
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 198 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 320 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 26 Sep 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12871 (NWA 12871)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Purchased in 2018 by Matthew Stream from Habib Naji Naji in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Dark-brown stone containing weathering cracks throughout the fusion crust into the interior.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, FSU) Sample contains abundant well-formed, closely packed chondrules (up to 2.5 mm, av. diameter 950 µm) in a dark matrix of fine-grained silicates, troilite, iron oxides, and rare iron-nickel metal.

Geochemistry: (D. Sheikh, FSU) Olivine (Fa16.6±10.5, range Fa0.8-33.2, n=25), Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine (0.07-0.35 wt%, mean 0.21±0.10, n=12), Orthopyroxene (Fs9.5±6.2Wo1.9±1.7, range Fs2.4-21.0Wo0.2-4.3, n=20).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (LL3)

Specimens: 20.08 grams at UCLA; main mass with Matthew Stream.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2018
Mass (g):198
Pieces:1
Class:LL3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):16.6±10.5 (0.8-33.2, n=25)
Ferrosilite (mol%):9.5±6.2 (2.4-21.0, n=20)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9±1.7 (0.2-4.3, n=20)
Classifier:D. Sheikh, FSU
Type spec mass (g):20.08
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Matthew Stream
Comments:Submitted by Daniel Sheikh
Institutions
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
FSU: Department of Geological Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL 32306-4100, United States (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2010)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Public domain photographs:
Daniel Sheikh   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6968 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2012 unapproved names)

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