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Northwest Africa 13063
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13063
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13063
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 60 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 551 approved meteorites classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 21 Mar 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 13063 (NWA 13063)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

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

Physical characteristics: Many dark-brownish fragments without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite exhibits a chondritic texture of abundant, well defined, small chondrules, CAIs, and mineral fragments set into a fine-grained matrix. Chondrules are dominantly porphyritic type I and typically 0.1-0.2 mm in diameter. Contains sulfides and FeNi metal in matrix and chondrules. Some regions show orange staining due to terrestrial alteration.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2019
Mass (g):60
Pieces:many
Class:CO3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):9.4±14.3 (0.5-38.6, n=29)
Ferrosilite (mol%):7.6±9.2 (1.2-23.7, n=16)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0±0.3 (0.8-1.7, n=16)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):12.3
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin
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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