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Northwest Africa 15044
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15044
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15044
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2022
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 169 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 435 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 20 Jun 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 15044 (NWA 15044)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2022

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

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

Physical characteristics: Brownish fragment with minor fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture with sharply defined, partly flattened and well packed chondrules (mean diameter about 0.8 mm) in a fine-grained dark brownish matrix that contains sulfides and rare, mostly altered FeNi metal.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2022
Mass (g):169
Pieces:1
Class:LL3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):14.9±11.0 (0.4-33.6, n=14)
Ferrosilite (mol%):12.3±8.0 (3.2-29.5, n=14)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±1.5 (0.3-4.9, n=14)
Magnetic suscept.:3.90
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21.7
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Boulaouane Taleb Ahmed
Finder:Morocco
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8777 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1879 unapproved names)

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