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Northwest Africa 10284
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10284
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10284
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 31.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 676 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 4 Sep 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10284 (NWA 10284)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2005

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Purchased by an anonymous collector from a dealer at the Munich Show in 2005 and subsequently donated to the Planetary Studies Foundation.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Well-formed chondrules (apparent diameter up to 1.5 mm; one 4 mm).

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa14.1-25.3, Cr2O3 in ferroan examples 0.03-0.08 wt.%, N = 7), orthopyroxene (Fs3.8-6.9Wo0.4-0.5; Fs21.5Wo3.3, N = 3), augite (Fs8.6Wo45.2), subcalcic augite (Fs5.1Wo34.8).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3).

Specimens: The entire specimen plus one polished thin section made from it are reposited at PSF.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich
Date:P 2005
Mass (g):31.8
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):14.1-25.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.8-6.9
Wollastonite (mol%):0.4-0.5
Magnetic suscept.:4.6
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):31.8
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:PSF
Comments:CHC 15015; 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 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2027 unapproved names)

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