NWA 12873 (9,630 g)
Northwest Africa 12873 (NWA 12873)
Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)
History: The meteorite was purchased from a Moroccan meteorite dealer at the meteorite fair in Ensisheim, France.
Physical characteristics: Dark-grayish rock partly covered with fusion crust.
Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture with well defined, mostly flattened and densely packed chondrules (mean diameter about 0.7 mm) in a more fine-grained matrix that contains sulfides and FeNi metal.
|Place of purchase:||Ensisheim, France|
|Fayalite (mol%):||14.0±10.8 (1.9-32.3, n=20)|
|Ferrosilite (mol%):||11.9±8.2 (1.7-23.7, n=30)|
|Wollastonite (mol%):||0.9±0.7 (0.2-2.6, n=30)|
|Classifier:||A. Greshake, MNB|
|Type spec mass (g):||21.1|
|Type spec location:||MNB|
|Main mass:||Hanno Strufe|
|Comments:||Submitted by Ansgar Greshake|