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Northwest Africa 11120
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11120
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11120
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 711 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  H4/5
Recommended:  H4/5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 502 approved meteorites classified as H4/5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 13 Feb 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 11120 (NWA 11120)

Marrakech, Morocco

Purchased: Sept 2016

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4/5)

History: Purchased mid-September 2016 by Pr M. Lazrek from the Tahiri fossils and minerals shop in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: One weathered piece still partially covered by fusion crust

Petrography: Plagioclase average size around 20 μm, troilite globular, metal is present, many different types of chondrules

Geochemistry: Fa18.9±2.7 N=11 (Fa15.6-26.2); Fs13.5±4.8 (Fs7.3-17.9) N=7

Classification: H4/5

Specimens: One thick section and 27.3 g in FSAC

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Marrakech
Origin or pseudonym:Marrakech
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P Sept 2016
Mass (g):711.1
Pieces:1
Class:H4/5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):18.9±2.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):13.5±4.8
Magnetic suscept.:4.7
Classifier:H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane, FSAC
Type spec mass (g):27.3
Type spec location:FSAC
Main mass:Pr M. Lazrek, Univ. Cadi Ayad Marrakech
Comments:Submitted by H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane
Institutions
   and collections
FSAC: Universite Hassan II Casablanca, Faculte des Sciences Ain Chock, Departement de Géologie, BP 5366 Maârif, Casablanca, Morocco (institutional address; updated 9 Jan 2013)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Marrakech, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1625 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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