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NWA 12675 (123.6 gram)


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Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite CV3 W-moderate /S2
Place/Time: 2019 in Assamakka, Niger
Mass: 3.6kg

History: The meteorite was purchased from a local meteorite dealer in Assamakka, Niger.

Physical characteristics: Large brownish to greenish individual without fusion crust.

Petrography: Carbonaceous chondrite composed of chondrules (mean diameter about 1 mm; up to 3 mm sized), CAIs (up to 8 mm sized), and olivine amoeboids all set into a fine-grained almost black matrix. Type II chondrules are absent. Many chondrules show reddish staining due to terrestrial weathering and cracks are filled with alteration products.