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Northwest Africa 13103
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13103
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13103
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 30 kg
Recommended:  L6-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 70 approved meteorites classified as L6-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 9 Feb 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 13103 (NWA 13103)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018 Mar

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6, melt breccia)

History: Purchased in Agadir, Morocco by Aziz Habibi in March 2018.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Sparse Type 6 clasts containing rare chondrule remnants occur within a dominant very fine grained lithology composed of melt-textured material containing clusters of rounded opaque minerals. The specimen is crosscut by subparallel veinlets of iron hydroxides from terrestrial weathering of primary metal.

Geochemistry: Type 6 clast: Olivine (Fa24.7), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs20.6Wo1.4). Melt matrix: Olivine (Fa24.3±0.2 (range Fa24.1-24.5, N = 3), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs20.6±0.2Wo1.4±0.3 (range Fs20.3-20.8Wo1.1-1.7, N = 4).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6-melt breccia).

Specimens: 221 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. A. Habibi.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P 2018 Mar
Mass (g):30000
Class:L6-melt breccia
Shock stage:S2 (clas
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.4±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.6±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.2
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):221
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:A. Habibi
Comments:Work name AH 724; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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     This is 1 of 9013 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1869 unapproved names)

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