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Northwest Africa 13161
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13161
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13161
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 318 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 705 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 31 Jan 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 13161 (NWA 13161)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a Morrocan dealer at the mineral show in Munich, Germany.

Physical characteristics: Dark-grayish rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a grayish interior and shows a chondritic texture composed of slightly flattened chondrules (mean diameter about 700 μm) that are only loosely packed. The matrix contains sulfides and FeNi metal.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P 2019
Mass (g):317.6
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):15.8±10.5 (0.9-29.9, n=24)
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.0±7.9 (2.4-30.0, n=30)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.6±0.6 (0.2-3.6, n=30)
Magnetic suscept.:4.69
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):36.1
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Fabien Kuntz
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7328 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1973 unapproved names)

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