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Northwest Africa 15827
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15827
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15827
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2023
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 71 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 112  (2023)  Lodranite
Recommended:  Lodranite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 93 approved meteorites classified as Lodranite.   [show all]
Search for other: Acapulcoite-lodranite family, Lodranites, and Primitive achondrites
Comments: Approved 7 May 2023
Writeup from MB 112:

Northwest Africa 15827 (NWA 15827)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2023 Jan

Classification: Primitive achondrite (Lodranite)

History: Purchased by Ziyao Wang in January 2023 from a dealer in Laayoune, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS, and J. Boesenberg, BrownU) Protogranular aggregate (mean grainsize ~500 ┬Ám) of predominantly olivine and orthopyroxene with accessory augite, kamacite (stained by secondary Fe oxides), troilite, chromite, merrillite and trace plagioclase. Minor Fe oxides/hydroxides are present as thin coatings along grain boundaries.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa15.5-17.0, FeO/MnO = 27-33, N = 12), orthopyroxene (Fs14.6-15.2Wo1.8-3.2, FeO/MnO = 18-21, N = 11), augite (Fs6.5Wo43.6, FeO/MnO = 14).

Classification: Lodranite.

Specimens: 14.35 g including one polished mount at UWB; remainder with WangZ.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Laayoune
Date:P 2023 Jan
Mass (g):71
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):15.5-17.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.6-15.2; 6.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8-3.2; 43.6
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and J. Boesenberg, BrownU
Type spec mass (g):14.35
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:WangZ
Comments:Work name SMB-12; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 9 Oct 2023)
BrownU: Joseph Boesenberg Brown University Dept of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences (DEEPS) 324 Brook Street Providence, RI 02912 , United States (institutional address; updated 13 Jun 2024)
WangZ: Ziyao Wang, Hebei GEO University North Campus, Huai An dong road 127, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province , China (private address; updated 25 Jun 2021)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 112, in preparation (2023)
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     This is 1 of 9776 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1862 unapproved names)

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