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Northwest Africa 10243
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10243
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10243
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 156 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  LL7
Recommended:  LL7    [explanation]

This is 1 of 60 approved meteorites classified as LL7.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 24 Aug 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10243 (NWA 10243)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 Jan

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL7)

Physical characteristics: A single stone covered with dull fusion crust. Cut surface reveals a fine-grained gray to brownish interior.

Petrography: Strongly recrystallized texture with triple junctions. Main minerals are olivine, orthopyroxene and plagioclase (to 200 μm). One relict chondrule was observed over the ~2 cm2 polished section.

Classification: LL7 based on texture, Wo content of orthopyroxene, plagioclase size, and near-absence of chondrules.

Specimens: 24 g at CEREGE. Main mass with Jean Redelsperger.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Agadir, Morocco
Date:P 2015 Jan
Mass (g):156
Pieces:1
Class:LL7
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):31.2 (N=1)
Ferrosilite (mol%):26.3±0.4 (N=1)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.2±0.1
Magnetic suscept.:3.06
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, H. Pourkhorsandi, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):24
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Jean Redelsperger
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
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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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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