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Northwest Africa 15017
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15017
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15017
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2022
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 166 g
Classification
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Recommended:  LL5-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 63 approved meteorites classified as LL5-6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL 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 15017 (NWA 15017)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2022

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL5-6)

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

Physical characteristics: Two grayish fragments partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is a chondritic breccia consisting of up to 1 mm sized mostly angular LL5 clasts set into LL6 groundmass. Plagioclase grain size in type 5 clasts is about 30 µm, in LL6 groundmass about 30 µm. Matrix contains minor sulfides and FeNi metal.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Algeria
Date:P 2022
Mass (g):166
Pieces:2
Class:LL5-6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):30.5±0.2 (n=5)
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.0±0.2 (n=5)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9±0.2 (n=5)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):24
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Dirk Lorenzen
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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