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Northwest Africa 11979
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11979
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11979
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 78.1 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 107  (2018)  H~6
Recommended:  H~6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 68 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 2 Sep 2018
Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 11979 (NWA 11979)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Nov 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H~6)

History: Purchased by Li Bofang from a Morrocoan dealer at the mineral show in Beijing in Nov. 2015. Later the main mass was donated to Qu Pan.

Physical characteristics: A 78.1 g dark brown elongated stone. Cut face shows fine distributed tiny metal specks all over the surface.

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, B. Li, Beijing) cut surface shows light/dark phases with shock veins, strong recrystallized matrix and poor defined chondrules (0.2-0.5mm, av. 0.3 mm). The dark phase is finer grained than the lighter one.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 5.11.

Classification: ordinary chondrite (H~6)

Specimens: 16.8 g on deposit at Kiel, B. Li holds the main mass and 11.2 g with Bart.

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Place of purchase:Beijing
Date:P Nov 2015
Mass (g):78.1
Weathering grade:W2
Magnetic suscept.:5.11
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz, B. Li
Type spec mass (g):16.8
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Qu Pan, Beijing
Comments:NWA-LB007; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
   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)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, MAPS 55, 460-462
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     This is 1 of 8559 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1896 unapproved names)

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