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Northwest Africa 15273
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15273
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15273
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2022
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 128.4 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 791 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 14 Sep 2022
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 15273 (NWA 15273)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2022

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: The meteorite was purchased by Mr. Salamu Ali from a group of meteorites hunters in Nouadhibou, Mauritania and subsequently donated to the Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin (MNB).

Physical characteristics: Brownish rock partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture with sharply defined, partly flattened, and well packed chondrules (apparent mean diameter about 0.7 mm). The fine-grained matrix contains only weakly altered sulfides and FeNi metal.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Date:P 2022
Mass (g):128.4
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):16.6±10.4 (5.4-35.8, n=14)
Ferrosilite (mol%):13.0±7.0 (2.2-25.2, n=17)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8±1.2 (0.3-4.7, n=17)
Magnetic suscept.:4.70
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):128.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:MNB
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8636 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1884 unapproved names)

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