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Northwest Africa 13192
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13192
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13192
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 59 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 109  (2021)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8963 approved meteorites (plus 5 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 12 Feb 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 13192 (NWA 13192)

Kem Kem, Morocco

Find: August 1999

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Iffat Jabeen is the owner of this meteorite, who bought it from Michael I. Casper, Meteorites, Inc. in March 2000.

Physical characteristics: A 59 g fragment. It has a smooth, thin, dark-brown fusion crust present on two faces and other four uneven faces are also slightly fused. There are no contraction cracks present on this chondrite. The sample is attracted by a magnet.

Petrography (S. Nasir, SQU): Porphyritic olivine pyroxene (POP) and radial pyroxene (RP) chondrules are readily defined. Heavy oxidization is observed throughout the thin section.

Geochemistry: (N. K. Kim, C. Park and J. I. Lee, KOPRI) Duplicate oxygen isotope analysis of untreated bulk materials (grains) by laser-assisted fluorination provided, respectively, δ17O 3.861, 3.905; δ18O 5.178, 5.279; Δ17O 1.127, 1.118 per mil.

Classification: Classsificaiton: Ordinary chondrite (L5), W3.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Kem Kem
Origin or pseudonym:Dahara
Date:August 1999
Mass (g):59
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):26.1±0.5 (n=21)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.9±0.2 (n=21)
Classifier:A. Ali, SQU
Type spec mass (g):59
Type spec location:SQU
Main mass:SQU
Comments:Submitted by Arshad Ali
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
SQU: Sultan Qaboos University, College of Science, Earth Sciences Department, P.O. Box 36 Code 123 Al­Khoud, Oman (institutional address; updated 5 Oct 2014)
Casper: Michael I. Casper, Meteorites, Inc., P.O. Drawer J, Ithaca, NY 14851, United States; Website (private address)
KOPRI: Korea Polar Research Institute, 26 Songdomirae-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea, 406-840, South Korea; Website (institutional address; updated 20 Dec 2014)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F. M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Bullock E., Chennaoui Aoudjehane H., Debaille V., D’Orazio M., Komatsu M., Miao B. and Schrader D. L. (2021) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 109. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 56, 1626–1630.
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     This is the only approved meteorite from Kem Kem, Morocco
     This is 1 of 2118 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 32 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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