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Northwest Africa 13070
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13070
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13070
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 315 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 704 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 10 Jan 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 13070 (NWA 13070)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Two grayish fragments without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture with well packed and partly flattened chondrules (apparent mean diameter about 0.7 mm). The fine-grained matrix contains sulfides and FeNi metal.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2015
Mass (g):315
Pieces:2
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):14.1±10.1 (3.0-26.9, n=25)
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.9±8.3 (1.6-22.1, n=19)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2±0.6 (0.2-1.9, n=19)
Magnetic suscept.:4.76
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20.3
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7228 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1998 unapproved names)

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