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Northwest Africa 11974
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11974
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11974
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 73.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 107  (2018)  H~5
Recommended:  H~5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 174 approved meteorites classified as H~5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 2 Sep 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 11974 (NWA 11974)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Feb 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H~5)

History: Purchased by Li Bofang from a Morrocan dealer in Tucson in Feb 2017.

Physical characteristics: Brown globular stone of 73.7 g. Cut face shows brown matrix with many little chondrules and some tiny metal specks.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, B. Li, Beijing) cut surface shows recrystallized matrix with well-defined chondrules (0.1-0.6 mm, av. 0.3 mm) and sparsely distributed metal specks.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.69.

Classification: ordinary chondrite (H~5)

Specimens: 15.2 g on deposit at Kiel, B. Li holds the main mass and 10.2 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P Feb 2018
Mass (g):73.7
Pieces:1
Class:H~5
Weathering grade:W3
Magnetic suscept.:4.69
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz, B. Li
Type spec mass (g):15.2
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Li Bofang, Beijing
Finder:anonymous
Comments:NWA-LB002; 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)
Beijing: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, MAPS 55, 460-462
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7308 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1977 unapproved names)

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