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Northwest Africa 12990
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12990
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12990
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 788 g
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Recommended:  L6-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 48 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 30 Nov 2019
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Northwest Africa 12990 (NWA 12990)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019 Apr

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6, melt breccia)

Physical characteristics: Single stone with remnants of fusion crust.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Melt rock suported breccia. Ordinary chondritic clasts are petrologic type 6.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Ouarzazate, Morocco
Date:P 2019 Apr
Mass (g):788
Pieces:1
Class:L6-melt breccia
Weathering grade:W1
Magnetic suscept.:4.83
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):25.1
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:work name K432; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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