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NWA 12463 LL3 Chondrite Meteorite Part Slice weighing 0.87g


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NWA 12463 LL3 Chondrite Meteorite Part Slice weighing 0.87g


Northwest Africa 12463
Basic informationName: Northwest Africa 12463
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12463
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 154.4 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:MB 108  (2020)LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 358 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondritesLL chondrites (type 3)Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)

Comments:Approved 4 Feb 2019

Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12463 (NWA 12463)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018 March

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

Petrography: Chondrite with packed and well delineated chondrules with average apparent diameter 1060±600 μm (n=24). Main opaques are metal, troilite, and their terrestrial weathering products. Chondrule mesostasis is devitrified.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa15.7±7.7, Fa PMD 41%, range Fa5.3-28.5, Cr2O3 0.07±0.10 wt% (n=12).Orthopyroxene Fs11.5±6.3Wo0.9±1.1 (n=7). Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.16.

Classification: LL3. LL group from magnetic susceptibility.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Zagora (Morocco)
Date:P 2018 March
Mass (g):154.4
Weathering grade:W3
Magnetic suscept.:4.16
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, L. Krämer Ruggiu, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):20.06
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:work name K387; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca