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Northwest Africa 13374
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13374
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13374
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Mauritania
Mass:help 3.07 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11338 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 2 Aug 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 13374 (NWA 13374)

Mauritania

Find: 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Collected by a nomad in an undetermined place in northern Mauritania during 2018. Purchased by Geologist Juan Avilés Poblador in Spring 2019 on behalf of the UAlic (Earth Sciences Department, Laboratory of Applied Petrology).

Physical characteristics: The single, 3073 g irregularly shaped stone has as dark brown exterior. Cut surfaces reveal a brecciated texture.

Petrography: (C. Herd and H. Shek, UAb) Optical and microprobe examination of a polished thin section shows poorly-defined chondrules and numerous dark veins. Several large and numerous small iron oxide veinlets are present throughout. Shock effects include undulatory extinction and planar fractures in olivine, veins, and shock-darkened areas.

Geochemistry: (C. Herd and H. Shek, UAb) Data obtained by EMP examination of carbon-coated thin section: Olivine Fa25.1±0.9 (n=72); Low-Ca Pyroxene Fs21.5±1.0Wo1.3±0.2 (n=50).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite, L6

Specimens: Type specimen of 91.3 g, including one thin section, is at UAb. Main mass at UAlic.

Data from:
  MB109
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Date:2018
Mass (g):3073
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2.0
Fayalite (mol%):25.1±0.9 (n=72)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.5±1.0 (n=50)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.2 (n=50)
Classifier:C. Herd, UAb
Type spec mass (g):91.1
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:UAlic
Comments:Field number 21535; submitted by C. Herd
Institutions
   and collections
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UAlic: Earth Sciences Department University of Alicante San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain (institutional address; updated 9 Feb 2020)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

Mauritania
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 127 approved meteorites from Mauritania (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 2 impact craters)

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