This meteorite classified under the name NWA 13177 is a chondrite breccia, mix of clasts produced by an impact on its parent body.
It have been classified as a "".
The "L" means the rock belong to the moderately rich in iron (between 7% and 12%) group of chondrites
The "3-6" means that the rock is a mixture of type L3 (the most primitive, pristine in the solar system), L4, L5, and L6 (evolved from type L3, by increasing metamorphic process - up to a temperature of 850°–950°C for type 6).
More importantly, this breccia is a XENOLITHIC breccia, means it include clasts/debris from a different parent body / source than the L chondrite parent asteroid.
In NWA 13177, the xenoliths has textures and compositions similar to CM2 carbonaceous chondrites (a group of CC chondrite from the outer solar systrem, the most well known and well studied of them is Murchison, rich in carbon and water; a cometary material).
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- Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
- NWA 13177 - Classified "L3-6 xenolithic breccia", with xenoliths of same composition than CM2
- Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
- Chondrite Meteorite
- 14.35 g
- Origin (Country)