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Northwest Africa 16382
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 16382
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 16382
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2023
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.3 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL4-7    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites classified as LL4-7.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 11 Jan 2024
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Writeup from MB 113:

Northwest Africa 16382 (NWA 16382)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2023 May

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL4-7)

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

Physical characteristics: Brownish rock partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: Chondritic breccia composed of up to 2 cm sized rounded to subangular type 7 clasts set in finer-grained type 4 matrix which contains well-defined mostly rounded and partly packed chondrules with unequilibrated low-Ca pyroxene. Type 7 clasts are recrystallized and show abundant triple junctions.

Geochemistry: type 4 lithology: olivine: Fa28.4±0.1 (Fa28.2-28.5, n=5); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs21.7±3.6Wo1.7±1.0 (Fs13.8-24.9Wo0.2-3.6, n=16); type 7 lithology: olivine: Fa30.4±0.1 (Fa30.1-30.5, n=5); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs25.1±0.2Wo2.3±0.1 (Fs24.8-25.2Wo2.3-2.4, n=5)

Data from:
  MB113
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Smara, Morocco
Date:P 2023 May
Mass (g):2300
Pieces:1
Class:LL4-7
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):28.4; 30.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.7; 25.1
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7; 2.3
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):43.5
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Polandmet - Marcin Cimala
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum f├╝r Naturkunde, Invalidenstra├če 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Polandmet: targoniny 30 43445 Dziegielow Poland, Poland; Website (institutional address; updated 7 May 2021)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 113, in preparation (2024)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 9790 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1854 unapproved names)

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