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Northwest Africa 15593
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15593
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15593
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 445 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 798 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 7 Jan 2023
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Writeup from MB 112:

Northwest Africa 15593 (NWA 15593)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Temara, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Dark brownish rock with some fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture with sharply outlined, mostly flattened, and packed chondrules (mean diameter about 0.7 mm) in a fine-grained grayish to light brownish matrix that contains only weakly altered sulfides and FeNi metal.

Geochemistry: Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.08±0.05 wt%, range Cr2O3=0.00-0.25 wt%, n=42.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3). Estimated subtype L3.4

Data from:
  MB112
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Temara, Morocco
Date:P 2021
Mass (g):445
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):16.2±10.2 (1.1-41.8, n=25)
Ferrosilite (mol%):13.0±7.2 (2.9-30.0, n=18)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9±0.8 (0.4-3.4, n=18)
Magnetic suscept.:4.76
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Said Yousfi
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 (2023)
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Said Yousfi   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8904 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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