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Northwest Africa 13763
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13763
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13763
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 119 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Martian (Shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 264 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Martian (Shergottite).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 13 Mar 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13763 (NWA 13763)

Agadir, Morocco

Purchased: Jun 2019

Classification: Martian meteorite (Shergottite)

History: The meteorite was purchased by Ziyao Wang from Fayssal Mezgouri in Agadir, Morocco, Jun 2019.

Physical characteristics: The specimen has an irregular shape with dark color. It has no fusion crust, but with a lot of shallow pits on the surface. The cut is gray in color, and the glassy maskelynite grains and some dark shock pockets are present.

Petrography: Petrology (H.Chen and B. Miao, GUT): It has a sub-ophitic to gabbro texture composed predominantly of zoned prismatic pyroxene and lath-like maskelynite together with accessary ilmenite, silica polymorphs, troilite, apatite. Some shock pockets containing symplectite intergrowths of fayalite-silica-hedenbergite are present.

Geochemistry (H.Chen and B. Miao, GUT): Low-Ca pyrxoene cores (Fs16.6-17.0Wo1.0-1.2, FeO/MnO=24-25, N=9), ferropigeonite (Fs54.5-84.7Wo11.5-19.0, FeO/MnO=40-47, N=14), maskelynite (An41.6-52.8Or0.7-2.8, N=12)

Classification: Martian (shergottite)

Specimens: 26 g including one polished thin section at GUT, remainder with Ziyao Wang.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Agadir
Place of purchase:Agadir, Morocco
Date:P Jun 2019
Mass (g):119
Pieces:1
Class:Martian (Shergottite)
Shock stage:High
Weathering grade:Low
Classifier:H. Chen and B. Miao, GUT
Type spec mass (g):26
Type spec location:GUT
Main mass:Ziyao Wang
Finder:Anonymously
Comments:Submitted by Bingkui Miao
Institutions
   and collections
GUT: College of Earth Sciences, Guilin University of Technology, 12 Jiangan Road, Guilin 541004, China (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Agadir, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1707 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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