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Northwest Africa 10280
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10280
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10280
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2834 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 4 Sep 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10280 (NWA 10280)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Feb

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6)

History: Purchased by Bob Falls in February 2014 from a Moroccan dealer at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia composed of indistinct recrystallized clasts containing some relict, relatively large chondrules.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa30.1-30.4, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fa23.9-24.6Wo2.1-2.3, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs10.3-11.42Wo436.5-42.0, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6 breccia).

Specimens: 29.8 g including a polished thin section at UWB; the remainder is held by Mr. R. Falls.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2014 Feb
Mass (g):2701.2
Pieces:1
Class:LL6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1/2
Fayalite (mol%):30.1-30.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.9-24.6
Wollastonite (mol%):2.1-2.3
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):29.8
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:R. Falls
Comments:BF15-5; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 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 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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