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Northwest Africa 12499
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12499
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12499
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 103.3 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L6-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 61 approved meteorites classified as L6-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 18 Jan 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 12499 (NWA 12499)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6, melt breccia)

History: Purchased at Hamburg Mineral Show Dec. 2018.

Physical characteristics: 103.3 g black-brown stone

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) fractured and blackend recrystallized matrix with poorly recognizable chondrules in contact to fine-grained (~10 µm) recrystallized melt. The melt bears single mineral fragments up to 1 mm.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine Fa24.0±0.3 (n=17); pyroxene Fs20.2±0.3 (n=6), Wo1.4±0.1; chromite CRAL=82-85, FFM=89-81 (n=2). Kamacite Ni=8.9 wt%, Co=0.7 (n=1). wt%. Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.94

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6-melt breccia, W0)

Specimens: 20.7 g at Kiel, Bart holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Hamburg
Date:P 2018
Mass (g):103.3
Pieces:1
Class:L6-melt breccia
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):24.0±0.3 (n=17)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.2±0.3 (n=6)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.1
Magnetic suscept.:4.94
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):20.7
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Bart
Finder:anonymous
Comments:NWA-RB13; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
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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 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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