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Northwest Africa 12656
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12656
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12656
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 28.75 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 108  (2020)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8270 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 23 May 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12656 (NWA 12656)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

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

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Guelmim, Morocco
Date:P 2018
Mass (g):28754
Pieces:1122
Class:L5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.5±0.2 (n=12)
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.8±0.3 (n=13)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.1 (n=13)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):22
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:R. Lenssen
Comments:plagioclase grain size about 40 µm; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
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. 108 (2020) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 55, 1146-1150
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8420 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1900 unapproved names)

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