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Northwest Africa 13129
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13129
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13129
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 7.8 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7220 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 18 Jan 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 13129 (NWA 13129)

Morocco

Purchased: Feb 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Purchased from Adam Aaronson who purchased it from Morocco. Catalogued at ROM as M58186

Petrography: Sample has a highly recrystallized coarse grained matrix bearing chondrules which are readily delineated. Unulatory extinction is visible in olivine grains, however no shock veins are present. Minor oxide rims are visible around metal and sulfides.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Adam Aaronson, Tucson Gem and Mineral Sh
Date:P Feb 2015
Mass (g):7800
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.5±2.2 (n=27)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.0±1.3 (n=33)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.9 (n=33)
Classifier:V. Di Cecco, ROM
Type spec mass (g):20.47
Type spec location:ROM
Main mass:Gregory
Comments:Submitted by V. Di Cecco, ROM
Institutions
   and collections
ROM: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
Aaronson: Sahara Overland Ltd., Harhora, Temara, 12000, Morocco (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1676 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 25 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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