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Northwest Africa 5490
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5490
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5490
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.52 kg
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 414 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 10 Jan 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 5490 (NWA 5490)

Northwest Africa

Purchased: 2008 May

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Purchased by Eric Twelker in May 2008 from a dealer in Agadir, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Well-formed chondrules (apparent diameter 720±380 µm, N = 25) are set in a sparse, fine grained matrix containing altered metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa22.9±11.2, range Fa2.2-35.9, N = 11; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.01-0.09 wt.%, mean 0.04±0.03 wt.%, N = 5), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs20.9±3.4Wo1.9±1.2, range Fs14.6-24.9Wo0.3-3.2, N = 7), pigeonite (Fs18.8Wo9.3), subcalcic augite (Fs21.7Wo27.7; Fs23.5Wo34.2; N = 2), augite (Fs14.8Wo36.6), plagioclase (An83.1Or0.1). Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.29.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3).

Specimens: 21.2 g including one polished thin section at UWB; 21 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder with Mr. E. Twelker

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P 2008 May
Mass (g):2523
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):22.9±11.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.9±3.4
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9±1.2
Magnetic suscept.:4.29
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):42.2
Type spec location:UWB/PSF
Main mass:E. Twelker
Comments:Work name TEB 1229; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Twelker: Eric Twelker, P.O. Box 844, Port Townsend, WA 98368, United States; Website (private address; updated 1 Dec 2014)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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     This is 1 of 8509 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1899 unapproved names)

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