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Northwest Africa 13382
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13382
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13382
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 875 g
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 718 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 2 Aug 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 13382 (NWA 13382)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016 Feb

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Purchased by Blaine Reed in February 2016 from a Moroccan dealer at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and J. Boesenberg, BrownU) This specimen consists in part of well-formed, slightly unequilibrated chondrules set in a finer grained matrix containing stained metal, troilite, chromite and apatite. Also present are some very fine grained quenched and/or recrystallized melt rock clasts consisting mainly of very small, normally-zoned olivine grains. orthopyroxene and ragged metal grains.

Geochemistry: Main Type 3 lithology: Olivine (Fa24.7±0.8, range Fa22.9-25.6, N = 8), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs20.8±1.0Wo1.6±0.2, range Fs19.9-22.9Wo0.8-1.9, N = 7), augite (Fs10.4Wo43.4). Melt rock clasts: olivine (cores Fa9.1, Fa10.2; rim Fa19.8), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs6.9Wo0.8).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3 with melt rock clasts).

Specimens: 47.8 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder with Mr. B. Reed.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2016 Feb
Mass (g):875
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.7±0.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.8±1.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±0.2
Classifier:A. Irving, UWA and J. Boesenberg, BrownU
Type spec mass (g):47.8
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:B. Reed
Comments:Work name BR110; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Reed: Blaine Reed, P.O. Box 1141, Delta, CO 81416, United States; Website (private address)
UWA: University of Western Australia, 35 Hackett Drive, Crawley, Western Australia 6009, Australia (institutional address; updated 29 May 2012)
BrownU: Brown University Providence, RI 02912, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Sep 2019)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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     This is 1 of 7655 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1972 unapproved names)

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