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Northwest Africa 13602
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13602
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13602
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 66 g
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 663 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 18 Dec 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13602 (NWA 13602)

Algeria, (Northwest Africa)

Find: 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

History: A single stone weighing 66 g was found by an anonymous finder in Western Sahara and purchased in 2018 at the Verona Mineral Fair by Lucian Cojocaru.

Physical characteristics: The main mass displays clear traces of stained fusion crust.

Petrography: (V. Moggi Cecchi, L. Fabrizi, G. Pratesi, UniFi): The thin section displays a marked chondritic texture, with various chondrule types (PP, PO and BO), sometimes rimmed with metal, set in a fine grained matrix. Olivine is rather inhomogeneous, while orthopyroxene is more homogeneous. Iron oxides, Fe-Ni alloys and troilite are the main opaque phases and can be found as individual grains scattered in the matrix or rimming chondrules.

Geochemistry: EMP (V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi, UniFi); Olivine in both chondrules and matrix (Fa16.1±4.0; n=31; Fe/Mn = 41.6); low-Ca pyroxene in both chondrules and matrix (Fs14.1±1.7En85.0±1.6Wo0.9±0.2; n=24; Fe/Mn = 19.5).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (H3); S1; W4

Specimens: Lucian Cojocaru owns the main mass, weighing 66 g; the type specimen, weighing 16.7 g, and one thin section are on deposit at MSN-FI (Inventory # I-3618)

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Verona
Mass (g):66.0
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):16.1±4.0 (N=31)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.1±1.7 (N=24)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9±0.2
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi, L. Fabrizi, UniFi
Type spec mass (g):16.7
Type spec location:MSN-FI
Main mass:Lucian Cojocaru
Comments:Provisional name NWA 13602; Inventory # I-3618; submitted by Vanni Moggi Cecchi
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MSN-FI: MUSEO DI STORIA NATURALE DELL'UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE Via Giorgio La Pira, 4 – 50121 FIRENZE, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2015)
UniFi: Università degli Studi di Firenze, P.zza S. Marco, 4 - 50121 Firenze, Italy (institutional address; updated 14 Sep 2013)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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     This is 1 of 1208 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 29 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)

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