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Northwest Africa 13772
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13772
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13772
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 315 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 726 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 13 Mar 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13772 (NWA 13772)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2020

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a group of meteorites hunters in Nouadhibou, Mauritania, in late 2020.

Physical characteristics: Dark grayish rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture with well packed and mostly flattened chondrules (apparent mean diameter about 0.7 mm). The fine-grained matrix contains sulfides and FeNi metal.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Date:P 2020
Mass (g):315
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.4±4.9 (9.7-26.3, n=16)
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.0±6.8 (4.7-21.5, n=11)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.9 (0.3-3.7, n=11)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):32
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Salamu Ali
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7885 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1958 unapproved names)

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