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Northwest Africa 13043
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13043
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13043
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.5 kg
Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 74 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Approved 28 Aug 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13043 (NWA 13043)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019

Classification: Pallasite

History: (Ziyao Wang) Purchased by Wei Jiang from a Moroccan dealer (Rachid Adnane) at the mineral show in Beijing in Nov. 2019

Physical characteristics: (Ziyao Wang) More than 200 rust-brown fragments between 1 and 20 g without fusion crust. The total discovered mass exceeds 2.5 kg.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) fractured angular olivine grains set in a matrix of iron oxide/oxyhydrates with relict schreibersite.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine Fa13.4±0.1 (n=9). Schreibersite (Fe1.9-1.4Ni1.1-1.6)P. Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.80.

Classification: Pallasite

Specimens: 20.6 g at Kiel, Wei Jiang and Ziyao Wang hold the main mass, and 113 g with Bart.

Data from:
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Origin or pseudonym:desert
Place of purchase:Beijing, China
Date:P 2019
Mass (g):>2500
Fayalite (mol%):13.4±0.1 (n=9)
Magnetic suscept.:4.80
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):20.6
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Wei Jiang and Ziyao Wang
Comments:working name WZ158; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
Beijing: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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     This is 1 of 8890 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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