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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
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Lunar (melt breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (melt breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 11 Nov 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13892 (NWA 13892)

Morocco

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

Data from:
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Origin or pseudonym:desert
Place of purchase:Agadir, Morocco
Date:P 2019
Mass (g):46
Pieces:1
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
Finder:anonymous
Comments:working name WZ167; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1847 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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