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Northwest Africa 12734
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12734
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12734
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 419 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 108  (2020)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12189 approved meteorites (plus 7 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 Jun 2019
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Northwest Africa 12734 (NWA 12734)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: May 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Ordinary chondrite with shock veins. Troilite is polycristalline.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6). The olivine Fa content and orthopyroxene Fs content are in the high range for L chondrites, and the metal content (as indicated by magnetic susceptibility) is in the low range.

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Place of purchase:Verona, italy
Date:P May 2015
Mass (g):419
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):25.6±0.6 (n=3)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.4±1.4 (n=2)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.2
Magnetic suscept.:4.38
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, L. Kraemer Ruggiu, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):27.6
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Lucian Cojocaru
Comments:work name LC04; submitted by Jerome Gattacceca
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
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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 8746 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1879 unapproved names)

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