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Northwest Africa 13823
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13823
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13823
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 252 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L~6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 190 approved meteorites classified as L~6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 20 Mar 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13823 (NWA 13823)        ~31°15’N, ~4°30’W

Morocco

Find: 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~6)

History: Discovered by Ait Kabboura Imad close to Taguerount in 2015

Physical characteristics: One brown fragment of 251,6 g

Petrography: Indistinct chondrules up to 1.5 mm set in a brown stainted matrix with metal inclusions up to 3x3 mm and sulfide specks

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.82

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~6, W2)

Specimens: 20.0 g on deposit at Kiel, Ait Kabboura Imad (Liege/B) holds the main mass, and 34 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
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Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:2015
Latitude:~31°15'N
Longitude:~4°30'W
Mass (g):251.6
Pieces:1
Class:L~6
Weathering grade:W2
Magnetic suscept.:4.82
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):20.0
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Ait Kabboura Imad, Liege/B
Finder:Ait Kabboura Imad
Comments:working name AKI038; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (31° 15'N, 4° 30'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1904 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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