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Northwest Africa 10015
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10015
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10015
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 307 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Pallasite, PMG
Recommended:  Pallasite, PMG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 43 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Pallasite, PMG.   [show all]
Search for other: Main group pallasites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Pallasites
Comments: Approved 27 Feb 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10015 (NWA 10015)

Morocco

Purchased: 2010

Classification: Pallasite (Main group)

Physical characteristics: One 306.97 g piece with evident fusion crust.

Petrography (N. Fowler-Gerace, ROM): The meteorite contains ~60% olivine (Fa13.4, N = 6). The grains are rounded to angular and range in size from ~3-15 mm.

Geochemistry: Oxygen isotopes (Banerjee, Ali, Jabeen, UWO): laser fluorination of acid washed olivine grain separates gave average values of δ17O = 1.75; δ18O = 3.70; Δ17O = -0.160 per mil (N=3). Values plot with the main group pallasites.

Classification: Pallasite, PMG

Specimens: 20 g at ROM

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2010
Mass (g):306.97
Pieces:1
Class:Pallasite, PMG
Fayalite (mol%):13.4 (N=6)
Classifier:K. T. Tait, ROM
Type spec mass (g):20 g
Type spec location:ROM
Main mass:with owner
Comments:Submitted by B. C. Hyde
Plots: O isotopes:  
Institutions
   and collections
ROM: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
UWO: University of Western Ontario, Department of Earth Sciences, BGS 1026, 1151 Richmond St. N, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7, Canada (institutional address; updated 18 Jul 2015)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1370 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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