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Northwest Africa 13978
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13978
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13978
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 32.1 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H~4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 40 approved meteorites classified as H~4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 23 May 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13978 (NWA 13978)

Centre-South, Morocco

Find: 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H~4)

History: Discovered by Ait Kabboura Imad close to Merdane (~31°05’N, ~3°57’W) in 2010.

Physical characteristics: One brown fragment of 32.05 g

Petrography: well-defined chondrules of 0.2-1.5 mm (av. 0.5 mm) set in a gray-brown matrix with metal specks

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 5.13

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H~4, W2)

Specimens: 7.31 g on deposit at Kiel, Ait Kabboura Imad (Liege/B) holds the main mass, and 7 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Centre-South
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:2010
Mass (g):32.05
Pieces:1
Class:H~4
Weathering grade:W2
Magnetic suscept.:5.13
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):7.31
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Ait Kabboura Imad, Liege/B
Finder:Ait Kabboura Imad
Comments:working name AKI105; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 22 approved meteorites from Centre-South, Morocco (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1904 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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