NWA12873 (9,630 g)

NWA12873 (9,630 g)

Northwest Africa 12873 (NWA 12873)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019

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
Date: P 2019
Mass (g): 507
Pieces: 1
Class: L3
Shock stage: S2
Weathering grade: W2
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)
Magnetic suscept.: 4.63
Classifier: A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g): 21.1
Type spec location: MNB
Main mass: Hanno Strufe
Comments: Submitted by Ansgar Greshake



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