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Northwest Africa 13496
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13496
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13496
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 123 g
Classification
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Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 205 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 14 Nov 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 13496 (NWA 13496)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2020 Feb

Classification: Mesosiderite

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Igneous rock with pyroxene dominant over plagioclase. Typical grain size 500 μm. Abundant metal as mm-sized contorted grains, and μm-sized inclusions in silicates. Other minerals: troilite to 100 μm, silica polymorph to 50 µm, chromite.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene Fs34.8±0.3Wo2.9±0.2, FeO/MnO = 24.7±0.6 (n=3). Plagioclase An89.8An10.0Or0.2 (n=2).

Classification: Mesosiderite.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Zagora, Morocco
Date:P 2020 Feb
Mass (g):123
Pieces:many
Class:Mesosiderite
Weathering grade:moderate
Ferrosilite (mol%):34.8±0.3 (n=3)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.9±0.2
Magnetic suscept.:5.20
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):21.7
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:work name K484; 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. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7655 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1972 unapproved names)

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