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Northwest Africa 12628
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12628
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12628
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 73.5 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 108  (2020)  Achondrite-ung
Recommended:  Achondrite-ung    [explanation]

This is 1 of 140 approved meteorites classified as Achondrite-ung.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ungrouped achondrites
Comments: Approved 20 Oct 2019
Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12628 (NWA 12628)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019 Mar

Classification: Ungrouped achondrite

History: Purchased in March 2019 by Ke Zuokai from Moroccan dealer Habib Naji.

Physical characteristics: A single fusion-crusted, beige-colored stone (73.5 g) found as seven broken fragments.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Intersertal igneous texture. Composed predominantly of patchily zoned clinopyroxene (pigeonite and subcalcic augite) and sodic plagioclase with accessory fayalitic olivine, silica polymorph, ilmenite, Ti-chromite, troilite, Ni-free metal (no Ni detected in the EDS spectra), and rare phosphates (merrillite and chlorapatite). Several thin shock melt veinlets are present.

Geochemistry: Pigeonite (Fs24.8-28.2Wo5.5-6.2, FeO/MnO=33-36, N=3), subcalcic augite (Fs23.2Wo25.6; Fs26.5Wo34.6; FeO/MnO=33-38; N = 2), fayalite (Fa84.9-85.3, FeO/MnO=59-64, N=2), plagioclase (Ab78.1-80.4An18.1-20.7Or1.2-1.5, N = 2). Oxygen isotopes (K. Ziegler, UNM): analysis of acid-washed subsamples by laser fluorination gave, respectively, δ17O 4.075, 4.298, 4.089; δ18O 5.427, 5.954, 5.452; Δ17O 1.210, 1.154, 1.210 per mil.

Classification: Ungrouped igneous achondrite with isotopic affinities to LL chondrites.

Specimens: 15.0 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. K. Zuokai.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2019 Mar
Mass (g):73.5
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):84.9-85.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.8-28.2;23.2-26.5
Wollastonite (mol%):5.5-6.2; 25.6-34.6
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):15.0
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:K. Zuokai
Comments:Work name HN 815; submitted by A. Irving
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 9 Oct 2023)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108 (2020) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 55, 1146-1150
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     This is 1 of 9429 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1876 unapproved names)

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