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Northwest Africa 12299
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12299
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12299
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 4.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H~6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 58 approved meteorites classified as H~6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 9 Nov 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 12299 (NWA 12299)

Morocco

Purchased: 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H~6)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Purchased by Wang Ziyao from Fayssal Mezgouri during the China (Hubei) Mineral & Gem Show in Huangshi City in Sept 2018.

Physical characteristics: (Wang Ziyao) A red-purple stone of 4500 grams with some fusion crust.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Gray recrystallized matrix with poor developed chondrules (0.2-0.8 mm, av. 0.4 mm), and much homogenous distributed irregular metal and sulphide.

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 5.39

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H~6, W0)

Specimens: 20.8 g on deposit at Kiel, Wang Ziyao holds the main mass, and 131 g with Bart.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Place of purchase:Chenzhou, Hunan
Date:P 2018
Mass (g):4500
Pieces:1
Class:H~6
Weathering grade:W0
Magnetic suscept.:5.39
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):20.8
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Wang Ziyao
Finder:anonymous
Comments:working name WZ30; 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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1438 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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