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Northwest Africa 10077
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10077
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10077
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 5.3 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 288 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 1 May 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10077 (NWA 10077)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Jul

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Purchased by Fabien Kuntz in July 2014 from a dealer in Foum El Hisn, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia composed of angular mineral fragments in a finer grained matrix containing vsicles. Minerals are anorthite, olivine, orthopyroxene, pigeonite, silica polymorph, bytownite, Cl-bearing apatite, ilmenite, troilite and kamacite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa23.9-32.0, FeO/MnO = 84-94, N = 3), orthoproxene (Fs26.6Wo3.5, FeO/MnO = 68, N = 1), pigeonite (Fs21.3-23.6Wo17.4-10.9, FeO/MnO = 53-63, N = 3), plagioclase (An95.3-96.5Or0.4; An83.2Or0.8; N = 3). Bulk composition (R. Korotev, WUSL) INAA of subsamples gave the following mean abundances (in wt.%) FeO 5.2, Na2O 0.48; (in ppm) Sc 10.2, La 5.9, Sm 2.7, Eu 1.11, Yb 1.83, Lu 0.25, Th 0.9.

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic regolithic breccia). Paired with NWA 8641 based on texture and bulk composition.

Specimens: 1.08 g piece polished on one side at PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Foum El Hisn
Date:P 2014 Jul
Mass (g):5.27
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):23.9-32.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):26.6;21.3-23.6
Wollastonite (mol%):3.5; 17.4-10.9
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):1.08
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K232; 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)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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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     This is 1 of 8777 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1879 unapproved names)

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