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Northwest Africa 10231
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10231
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10231
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 29.3 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10981 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 18 Jul 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10231 (NWA 10231)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Oct

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Purchased by Alexandre Debienne in October 2014 from a dealer in Zagora, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Recrystallized aggregate of olivine, orthopyroxene, augite, sodic plagioclase, chlorapatite, stained kamacite, chromite, taenite and troilite. A finer grained clast has very similar mineralogy but much less metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa25.6-25.9, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs20.7-20.9Wo1.4-1.3, N = 3), augite (Fs8.2-10.0Wo43.7-42.7, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6).

Specimens: 5.95 g including one polished thick section at PSF; main mass with Mr. A. Debienne.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2014 Oct
Mass (g):29.3
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W0/1
Fayalite (mol%):25.6-25.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.7-20.9
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4-1.3
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):5.95
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:A. Debienne
Comments:AD14-I; 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)
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 6916 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2027 unapproved names)

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