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Northwest Africa 13445
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13445
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13445
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 542 g
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1709 approved meteorites (plus 24 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 10 Oct 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 13445 (NWA 13445)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019 Oct

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

History: Purchased by John Divelbiss in October 2019 from a Moroccan dealer.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Well-formed chondrules are set in a relatively coarse grained recrystallized matrix containing taenite, altered kamacite (in places accompanied by lawrencite), troilite, taenite, low-Ti chromite and chlorapatite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa23.6±0.2, range Fa23.3-23.8, N = 4), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs20.4±1.0Wo1.3±0.1, range Fs19.7-22.2Wo1.2-1.4, N = 5), augite (Fs6.4±0.1Wo46.2±0.3, range Fs6.3-6.5Wo46.0-46.4, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4).

Specimens: 27.1 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. J. Divelbiss.

Data from:
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2019 Oct
Mass (g):542
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):23.6±0.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.4±1.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.1
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):27.1
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:J. Divelbiss
Comments:Work name JD20-4; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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     This is 1 of 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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