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Northwest Africa 15041
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15041
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15041
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2022
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 390 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L5-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 30 approved meteorites classified as L5-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 5 Jul 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 15041 (NWA 15041)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2022

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5, melt breccia)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Algeria.

Physical characteristics: Two dark grayish fragments without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is a melt breccia composed of L5 chondritic regions (plagioclase grain size about 40 µm) with some weakly defined relict chondrules in abundant mostly recrystallized shock melt that contains characteristic FeNi metal and sufide spherules.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Algeria
Date:P 2022
Mass (g):390
Pieces:2
Class:L5-melt breccia
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.5±0.8 (n=7)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.1±0.3 (n=6)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.2±0.1 (n=6)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21.7
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Boulaouane Taleb Ahmed
Finder:Algeria
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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