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Northwest Africa 13262
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13262
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13262
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 29.7 g
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 734 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 21 Mar 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 13262 (NWA 13262)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

Petrography: (I. Kerraouch; A. Bischoff, IfP) Chondrules, chondrule fragments, and alteration products (mainly of metal and sulfides) are embedded in a fine-grained brownish matrix, which has an abundance of about 10-15 vol%. The majority of chondrules are porphyritic in texture and the mean apparent chondrule size is about 500 µm. The sample is heavily weathered (W3/4).

Geochemistry: (K. Klemm; A. Bischoff, IfP) Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Random measurements of olivine grains revealed Fa16.3±10.4 (Fa1.1-33.0); n=21. Random measurements of low-Ca pyroxene grains revealed Fs7.9±7.4Wo0.5±0.4 (Fs1.1-25.4Wo0.1-1.7); n=17.

Classification: L3 chondrite based on the chondrule size, chondrule-matrix ratio, texture, and unequilibrated mineral chemistry.

Specimens: 23.7 g, IfP; 6 g, M. Zolensky, JSC

Data from:
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Date:P 2016
Mass (g):29.7
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3/4
Fayalite (mol%):16.3±10.4 (n=21)
Ferrosilite (mol%):7.9±7.4 (n=17)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.5±0.4 (n=17)
Classifier:K. Klemm, I. Kerraouch, A. Bischoff, IfP
Type spec mass (g):29.7
Type spec location:23.7 g in ARES and 6 g in IfP
Main mass:anonymous finder
Comments:Working No. NWA 4-17; submitted by Imene Kerraouch (USTHB)
   and collections
IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
USTHB: Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene, Algers, Algeria; Website (institutional address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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     This is 1 of 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)
Synonymshelp: Northwest Africa 13577 (Duplicate meteorite name)
NWA 13577 (Duplicate meteorite name)

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