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Northwest Africa 12844
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12844
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12844
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 213 g
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  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 3 Aug 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12844 (NWA 12844)

Algeria

Purchased: 2019 Apr

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Bought from Zaid Oualguirah in April 2019.

Physical characteristics: Stone with fusion crust. Interior is brown, with visible chondrules.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Equilibrated ordinary chondrite with average plagioclase size below 50 µm. Matrix is scarce and inter-chondrule porosity is high, making chondrules well-delineated.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Date:P 2019 Apr
Mass (g):213
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Weathering grade:W1
Magnetic suscept.:5.38
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):24.4
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Jean Redelsperger
Finder:anonymous
Comments:work name JR071; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 980 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)

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