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Northwest Africa 12488
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12488
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12488
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 18.9 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L~5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 57 approved meteorites classified as L~5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 11 Feb 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12488 (NWA 12488)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~5)

History: Purchased at Hamburg Mineral Show Dec. 2018.

Physical characteristics: 18.9 g brown flight oriented individual

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) light gray-brown and gray mottled, brecciated, recrystallized matrix with well-defined chondrules (0.4-1.4 mm, av. ~0.7 mm), irregular metal and sulfide inclusions. Thickness of fusion crust is 0.1-1 mm.

Geochemistry: Magnetic susceptibility (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.64

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L~5, W1)

Specimens: 3.9 g on deposit at Kiel, Bart holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB108
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Origin or pseudonym:desert
Place of purchase:Hamburg
Date:P 2018
Mass (g):18.9
Pieces:1
Class:L~5
Weathering grade:W1
Magnetic suscept.:4.64
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):3.9
Type spec location:Kiel
Main mass:Bart
Finder:anonymous
Comments:NWA-RB08; 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)
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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 6752 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2052 unapproved names)

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