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NWA 16382 (55.20 gram)

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[ Meteoritical Bulletin Database ]


Classification: Chondrite LL4-7 Breccia S2 / W1
Place/Time: 2023 in Smara, Marocco
Mass: 2300 gram

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Smara, Morocco.
Physical characteristics: Brownish rock partly covered with fusion crust.
Petrography: Chondritic breccia composed of up to 2 cm sized rounded to subangular type 7 clasts set in finer-grained type 4 matrix which contains well-defined mostly rounded and partly packed chondrules with unequilibrated low-Ca pyroxene. Type 7 clasts are recrystallized and show abundant triple junctions.
Mineral compositions: Type 4 lithology: olivine: Fa28.4±0.1 (Fa28.2-28.5, n=5); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs21.7±3.6Wo1.7±1.0 (Fs13.8-24.9Wo0.2-3.6, n=16); type 7 lithology: olivine: Fa30.4±0.1 (Fa30.1-30.5, n=5); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs25.1±0.2Wo2.3±0.1 (Fs24.8-25.2Wo2.3-2.4, n=5)

This is 9th meteorite with this classification.









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