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Northwest Africa 1096
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1096
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1096
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 120 g
Classification
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Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 299 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 20 Oct 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 1096 (NWA 1096)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2003

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

Petrography: Many chondrules are surrounded by thin rims of troilite┬▒metal. A few metal grains contain small, irregular troilite grains. Thin metal and sulfide veins also occur. Thin weathering veins are also present. Chondrules are very sharply defined. Some chondrules contain patches of brown isotropic mesostases. Olivine exhbits weak mosaic ectinction. Some low-Ca pyroxene phenocrysts exhibit polysynthetic twinning.

Classification: LL3 (estimated subtype 3.5).

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2003
Mass (g):120
Pieces:2
Class:LL3
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):23.1-33.4
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Michael Cottingham
Comments:Submitted by Simone de Leuw
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6505 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2021 unapproved names)

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