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Northwest Africa 15293
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15293
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15293
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2022
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 431 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 1 Oct 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 15293 (NWA 15293)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2022

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: The meteorite was reportedly found 2021 in Mali and subsequently purchased from a meteorite dealer in Algeria.

Physical characteristics: Seven dark brownish fragments without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture with well-defined, mostly flattened, packed chondrules (mean diameter about 0.8 mm) in a more fine-grained dark brownish matrix that contains sulfides and rare FeNi metal.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Algeria
Date:P 2022
Mass (g):2001
Pieces:7
Class:LL3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):15.5±10.0 (5.7-35.1, n=21)
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.8±8.2 (1.7-24.0, n=14)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.6±0.4 (0.2-1.6, n=14)
Magnetic suscept.:4.24
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):26.9
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Mateusz Szyszko
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 8746 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1879 unapproved names)

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