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Northwest Africa 13331
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13331
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13331
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 563 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 109  (2020)  H7
Recommended:  H7    [explanation]

This is 1 of 31 approved meteorites classified as H7.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 3 Jul 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 13331 (NWA 13331)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2020 Jan

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H7)

History: Purchased by Rachid Chaoui in January 2020 from a Mauritanian dealer.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) The specimen exhibits triple grain junction texture completely lacking any evidence of former chondrules, and is composed predominantly of olivine and low-Ca pyroxene with accessory augite, sodic plagioclase, altered kamacite, merrillite, taenite, troilite and chromite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa16.3±0.1, range Fa16.2-16.5, N = 11), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs14.4±0.2Wo2.3±0.8, range Fs14.2-14.7Wo1.2-3.7, N = 11), augite (Fs5.5±0.3Wo45.3±0.4, range Fs5.0-5.7Wo44.9-45.9, N = 6). Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 5.20.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H7).

Specimens: 27 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with WangZ.

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Place of purchase:Mauritania
Date:P 2020 Jan
Mass (g):563
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1/2
Fayalite (mol%):16.3±0.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.4±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):2.3±0.8
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):27
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:WangZ
Comments:Work name RC129.3; 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, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 9 Oct 2023)
WangZ: Ziyao Wang, Hebei GEO University North Campus, Huai An dong road 127, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province , China (private address; updated 25 Jun 2021)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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     This is 1 of 9570 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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