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Northwest Africa 10078
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10078
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10078
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 226 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1601 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 1 May 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10078 (NWA 10078)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Jan

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

History: Purchased by Fabien Kuntz in January 2014 from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Well-formed chondrules (one very large 6 mm).

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa25.2-25.3, N = 2), orthopyroxene (Fs20.1-20.6-20.7Wo1.4-1.3, N = 2), clinopyroxene (Fs7.6-7.7Wo44.2-44.0, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4).

Specimens: 27.81 g including one polished thin section at PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2014 Jan
Mass (g):226
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):25.2-25.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.1-20.6-20.7
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4-1.3
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):27.81
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K237; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   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)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6759 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2047 unapproved names)

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