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Northwest Africa 12843
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12843
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12843
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 12.99 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 108  (2020)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12064 approved meteorites (plus 6 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 31 Aug 2019
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Northwest Africa 12843 (NWA 12843)

Morocco

Purchased: 2018 Feb

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

Classification: Ten olivine grains were analyzed with compositions ranging from Fo72.7 to 75.4, a mean of Fo74.1 and a standard deviation of 1.0.  Chondrules are small (up to 2 mm) and rarely observed due to metamorphism.  Only one primary chondrule texture was observed.  This sample is L6 chondrite

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Place of purchase:Tucson, AZ
Date:P 2018 Feb
Mass (g):12992
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Fayalite (mol%):25.9±1.0 (n=10)
Classifier:Andrew Beck
Type spec mass (g):24.622
Type spec location:Marietta
Main mass:Craig Zlimen
Comments:Submitted by Andrew Beck
Institutions
   and collections
Marietta: Marietta College Department of Petroleum Engineering and Geology 215 Fifth Street, Marietta, OH 45750, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 31 Aug 2019)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108 (2020) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 55, 1146-1150
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Andrew Beck      
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1840 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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