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Northwest Africa 15148
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15148
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15148
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2022
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 21.4 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10950 approved meteorites (plus 20 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 23 Jul 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 15148 (NWA 15148)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2022

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: The meteorite was purchased by Mr. Salamu Ali from a group of meteorites hunters in Nouadhibou, Mauritania in 2022 and donated to the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MNB).

Physical characteristics: Brownish fragment without fusion crust.

Petrography: The plagioclase grain size is about 30 µm.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Date:P 2022
Mass (g):21.4
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):17.4±0.1 (n=5)
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.4±0.1 (n=9)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.1 (n=9)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:MNB
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 8777 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1879 unapproved names)

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