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Northwest Africa 13883
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13883
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13883
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 3.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H4-an    [explanation]

This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites classified as H4-an.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 6 May 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13883 (NWA 13883)

Morocco

Purchased: 2019 Jun

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4, anomalous)

Physical characteristics: Dark brown stone. Cut face reveal a dark interior with metal.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Chondrite with well-delineated chondrules (average apparent diameter 510±250 µm, n=19) . Opaque minerals are metal and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa14.0±0.2, range Fa13.7-14.3 (n=8). Low-Ca pyroxene Fs15.9±4.5Wo1.1±0.5, range Fs12.6-26.8 (n=9).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4-anomalous). The anomalous designation is based on the low Fa content of olivine. Out of 5362 equilibrated H chondrites (excluding Antarctic meteorites whose Fa content used to be estimated using oil immersion), only 6 (about 1‰) have a lower Fa content in olivine (Chug Chug 019 H4-an with Fa10.2, SaU 164 H6 Fa10.2, NWA 1608 H4-6 Fa11,8, NWA 455 H4 Fa12.5, NWA 4992 H4 Fa13.7, SaU 598 H4-an Fa14.0).

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2019 Jun
Mass (g):3501
Pieces:1
Class:H4-an
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):14.0±0.2 (n=8)
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.9±4.2 (n=9)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.5
Magnetic suscept.:5.25
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):105
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Mehdi Zarrabi
Finder:anonymous
Comments:work name MZ64; 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)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1644 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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