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Northwest Africa 10241
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10241
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10241
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 495 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 316 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 18 Jul 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10241 (NWA 10241)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 Jan

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Bought by Jean Redelsperger from Lahcen Ait Ha in Erfoud in January 2015.

Physical characteristics: Eight irregular gray fragments without fusion crust. Chondrules are clearly visible at the surface. Cut surface shows closely packed large chondrules, with little weathering.

Petrography: Well-defined closely packed chondrules. Chondrule mesostasis devitrified.

Geochemistry: Olivine range Fa5.8-39.6. Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.15±0.12 wt%. Orthopyroxene range Fs6.1-14.0.

Classification: LL3

Specimens: 23.5 g at CEREGE. Main mass with Jean Redelsperger. Another 804 g stone exists with the seller, that is not accounted for here.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2015 Jan
Mass (g):495
Pieces:8
Class:LL3
Fayalite (mol%):16.7±11.6 (PMD=62%, N=8)
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.9±3.5 (PMD=29%, N=3)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.5±0.2
Magnetic suscept.:3.39
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, H. Pourkhorsandi, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):23.5
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Jean Redelsperger
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
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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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Philippe Geniez   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6877 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2037 unapproved names)

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