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Northwest Africa 12492
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12492
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12492
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 63.5 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L~3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites classified as L~3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 12 Apr 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12492 (NWA 12492)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~3)

History: Purchased at Hamburg Mineral Show Dec. 2018.

Physical characteristics: 63.5 g brown stone with recognizable, well-developed chondrules on the surface

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) gray matrix with well outlined chondrules (0.3-1.5 mm, av. ~8 mm), irregular metal and sulfide inclusions

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.80

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~3, W0/1)

Specimens: 13.1 g on deposit at Kiel, Bart holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Place of purchase:Hamburg
Date:P 2018
Mass (g):63.5
Pieces:1
Class:L~3
Weathering grade:W0/1
Magnetic suscept.:4.80
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):13.1
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Bart
Finder:anonymous
Comments:NWA-RB17; submitted by R. Bartoschewitz
Institutions
   and collections
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, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6968 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2012 unapproved names)

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