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Northwest Africa 13159
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13159
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13159
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1393 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L6-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 46 approved meteorites classified as L6-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 9 Feb 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 13159 (NWA 13159)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6, melt breccia)

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

Physical characteristics: Many small dark brownish individuals lacking any fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite dominantly consists of partly recrystallized melt rock regions with characteristic FeNi metal and sufide spherules. Few unmelted regions are of L6 type with plagioclase grains about 80 µm in size; no metal or sulfide veins are observed.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P 2019
Mass (g):1392.5
Pieces:many
Class:L6-melt breccia
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.4±0.2 (n=11)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20±0.6 (n=13)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7±0.1 (n=13)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):23.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Fabien Kuntz and Ingo Schaefer
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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