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Northwest Africa 15048
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15048
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15048
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2022
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 199 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1999 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 20 Jun 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 15048 (NWA 15048)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2022

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

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 well-defined, mostly flattened and packed chondrules (apparent mean diameter about 0.5 mm) set in a light brownish matrix with mostly altered metal and sulfides. Olivine is equilibrated; low-Ca-pyroxene is unequilibrated.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2022
Mass (g):199
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):22.9±0.2 (n=10)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.9±3.2 (11.2-21.3, n=15)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8±0.7 (0.3-2.8, n=15)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):23.2
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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