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Northwest Africa 13977
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13977
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13977
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 34.4 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L~4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 39 approved meteorites classified as L~4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 23 May 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13977 (NWA 13977)

Centre-South, Morocco

Find: 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~4)

History: Discovered by Ait Kabboura Imad close to Merdane (~31°05’N, ~3°57’W) in 2010.

Physical characteristics: One brown fragment of 34.4 g

Petrography: well-defined chondrules of 0.2-2 mm (av. 0.8 mm) set in a brown matrix with sulfide and metal specks

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.92

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~4, W2)

Specimens: 7.36 g on deposit at Kiel, Ait Kabboura Imad (Liege/B) holds the main mass, and 5 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Centre-South
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:2010
Mass (g):34.4
Pieces:1
Class:L~4
Weathering grade:W2
Magnetic suscept.:4.92
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):7.36
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Ait Kabboura Imad, Liege/B
Finder:Ait Kabboura Imad
Comments:working name AKI103; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites from Centre-South, Morocco (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1676 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 25 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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