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Northwest Africa 12549
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12549
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12549
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 288 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 325 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 31 Mar 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12549 (NWA 12549)

Morocco

Purchased: 2019 Jan

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Purchased in Zagora in January 2019

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Chondrite with packed, well-delineated chondrules. Opaque minerals are Fe,Ni metal and FeS.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa19.9±8.8, Fa PMD 40%, range Fa9.0-35.8, Cr2O3 0.06±0.04 wt% (n=15). Low-Ca pyroxene Fs5.9±1.0Wo0.4±0.1 (n=4).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3). LL group from magnetic susceptibility.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Zagora (Morocco)
Date:P 2019 Jan
Mass (g):287.5
Pieces:1
Class:LL3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):19.9±8.8 (n=15)
Ferrosilite (mol%):5.9±1.0 (n=4)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.4±0.1
Magnetic suscept.:4.15
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):23.99
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Fabien Kuntz
Comments:work name K394; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1417 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 15 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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