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Northwest Africa 10080
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10080
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10080
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 351 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1613 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 10080 (NWA 10080)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Oct

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

History: Purchased by Fabien Kuntz in October 2014 from a Moroccan dealer at the Munich Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Well-formed chondrules. Accessory merrillite was observed.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa23.8-23.9, N =2), orthopyroxene (Fs8.3-19.9Wo0.3-1.1, N = 3), subcalcic augite (Fs13.6Wo32.8), augite (Fs6.8Wo43.0).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4).

Specimens: 23.76 g including one polished thin section at PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich
Date:P 2014 Oct
Mass (g):351
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.8-23.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):8.3-19.9
Wollastonite (mol%):0.3-1.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):23.76
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K238; 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 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2035 unapproved names)

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