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Northwest Africa 13708
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13708
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13708
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 520 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 365 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 13 Feb 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13708 (NWA 13708)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2020 Apr

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

Physical characteristics: A single crusted stone.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Chondrite with packed well-defined chondrules with average apparent diameter 960±450 µm (n=30). Opaque are metal and sulfides.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa21.2±11.8, range Fa2.7-33, Cr2O3 = 0.14±0.16 (n=9). Low-Ca pyroxene Fs14.7±8.3Wo0.7±0.6 (n=7).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3). LL group based on chondrule size and magnetic susceptibility.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Tindouf, Algeria
Date:P 2020 Apr
Mass (g):520
Pieces:1
Class:LL3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):21.2±11.8 (n=9)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.7±8.3 (n=7)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.7±0.6
Magnetic suscept.:3.96
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Finder:anonymous
Comments:work name K499; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7655 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1972 unapproved names)

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