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Northwest Africa 12215
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12215
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12215
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 4.24 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9655 approved meteorites (plus 16 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 16 Oct 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 12215 (NWA 12215)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018 May

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Purchased by SunChul Lee from a dealer in Florida, who had obtained the specimen from a Moroccan source.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Extensively recrystallized with sparse chondrules, abundant altered metal and accessory merrillite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa19.5-19.9, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs16.8-16.9Wo1.1-1.0, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs5.7-5.9Wo44.4-45.7, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5).

Specimens: 122.1 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. S. Lee.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Florida
Date:P 2018 May
Mass (g):4235
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1/2
Fayalite (mol%):19.5-19.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.8-16.9
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1-1.0
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):122.1
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:S. Lee
Comments:Work name SLee18-1; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7035 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2000 unapproved names)

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