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Northwest Africa 13648
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13648
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13648
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 13.6 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12281 approved meteorites (plus 8 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 10 Jan 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13648 (NWA 13648)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019 Oct

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a dealer in Tindouf, Algeria.

Physical characteristics: Brownish rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: The plagioclase grain size is about 70 µm. The meteorite contains black shock melt veins and pockets.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Tindouf, Algeria
Date:P 2019 Oct
Mass (g):13600
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):23.7±0.1 (n=5)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.0±0.1 (n=5)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.1 (n=5)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):265.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Polandmet
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Polandmet: targoniny 30 43445 Dziegielow Poland, Poland; Website (institutional address; updated 7 May 2021)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 9013 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1869 unapproved names)

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