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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
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 67 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Approved 28 Aug 2021
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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:
  MB110
  Table 0
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Origin or pseudonym:desert
Place of purchase:Beijing, China
Date:P 2019
Mass (g):>2500
Pieces:many
Class:Pallasite
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
Finder:anonymous
Comments:working name WZ158; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8025 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1951 unapproved names)

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