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Northwest Africa 12523
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12523
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12523
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 171 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CVred3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites classified as CVred3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 19 Nov 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 12523 (NWA 12523)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2017

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CVred3)

History: The meteorite was found in the Sahara and purchased in Agadir

Petrography: Chondrite with mm-sized chondrules and CAIs set in abundant fine-grained matrix. Opaques are metal and sulfides. Chondrules show flatenning and preferential orientation.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa13.5±8.3, PMD 54%, range 0.9-27.0 (N=7). Orthopyroxene Fs1.7Wo1.3 (N=1)

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3). Reduced sub-group.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Labenne.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P 2017
Mass (g):171
Pieces:1
Class:CVred3
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):13.5±8.3 (N=7)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.7 (N=1)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3
Magnetic suscept.:3.81
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, H. Pourkhorsandi, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Labenne Luc
Comments:work name LL25; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Labenne: 23, rue de Esperance, 75013 Paris, France; Website (private address; updated 29 Aug 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7482 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1988 unapproved names)

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