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Northwest Africa 13709
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13709
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13709
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 254 g
Recommended:  L-melt rock    [explanation]

This is 1 of 46 approved meteorites classified as L-melt rock.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 20 Mar 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13709 (NWA 13709)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: September 2020

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L, melt rock)

Physical characteristics: A single dark stone. Cut face reveals a dark homogeneous interior with mm-sized round composite metal-sulfide grains.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Igneous rock with granular texture. Main minerals are olivine and pyroxene (~40 µm), and plagioclase (~20 µm). Metal and troilite are present as 50 µm interstitial grains, µm-size blebs within silicates, and composite metal/troilite spheres up to 2 mm in size.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa25.2±1.8, CaO=0.18 wt% (n=3). Low-Ca pyroxene Fs19.5Wo2.6 (n=2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L-melt rock).

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

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Guelmin, Morocco
Date:P Sept 2020
Mass (g):253.6
Class:L-melt rock
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):25.2±1.8 (n=3)
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.5 (n=2)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.6
Magnetic suscept.:4.48
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):22.69
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:work name K502; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
   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)
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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     This is 1 of 8890 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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