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Northwest Africa 13892
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13892
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13892
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 46 g
Recommended:  Lunar (melt breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 15 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (melt breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 11 Nov 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13892 (NWA 13892)


Purchased: 2019

Classification: Lunar meteorite (melt breccia)

History: (Ziyao Wang) Purchased by Ziyao Wang from Fayssal Mezgouri in Agadir, Morocco, Nov 2019.

Physical characteristics: (Ziyao Wang) 46 g of yellowish brown flat stone without fusion crust

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Breccia of flow aligned mineral fragments (anorthite, olivine) and lithic clasts (anorthositic troctolite, anorthosite) in a very fine grained melt matrix.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine Fa29.2-39.1 (Fe/Mn 73-105; n=14); anorthite An96.1-97.8Or<0.2 (n=13). Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 2.41

Classification: lunar meteorite (melt breccia)

Specimens: 9.53 g on deposit at IfP, Ziyao Wang holds the main mass, and 4 g with Bart. Polished thin sections with Bart + IfP

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Origin or pseudonym:desert
Place of purchase:Agadir, Morocco
Date:P 2019
Mass (g):46
Class:Lunar (melt breccia)
Fayalite (mol%):33.8±2.4 (n=14)
Magnetic suscept.:2.41
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):9.53
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Ziyao Wang
Comments:working name WZ167; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
   and collections
IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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     This is 1 of 1904 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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