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Northwest Africa 10272
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10272
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10272
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 74.3 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 329 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 3 Oct 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10272 (NWA 10272)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 May

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Purchased by Pierre-Marie Pelé and Fabien Kuntz in May 2015 from a dealer in Agadir, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: No fusion crust is evident. The interior consists of white to light-gray clasts set in a dark-gray matrix.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Fragmental breccia composed of angular mineral clasts of calcic plagioclase, pigeonite, olivine, orthopyroxene, subcalcic augite, augite, fayalite, silica polymorph, Ti-Cr-rich spinel, Al-Ti-chromite, ilmenite, rare baddeleyite and rare troilite in a finer grained matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa18.5-35.8, FeO/MnO = 90-109, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs44.9Wo1.8, FeO/MnO = 70), pigeonite (Fs30.3Wo5.7; Fs25.8Wo12.1; FeO/MnO = 55-54), subcalcic augite (Fs56.5Wo25.1, FeO/MnO = 65), augite (Fs18.0Wo37.1, FeO/MnO = 56), fayalite (Fa95.6, FeO/MnO = 96), plagioclase (An88.0-96.9Or0.5-0.2, N = 3).

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia).

Specimens: 15.15 g including one polished endcut at PSF; main mass is held jointly by Mr. P. Pelé and Kuntz.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P 2015 May
Mass (g):74.25
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):18.5-35.8; 95.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):44.9; 30.3; 25.8; 56.5; 18.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8; 5.7; 12.1; 25.1; 37.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):15.15
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:P. Pelé/F. Kuntz
Comments:K280; submitted by A. Irving
   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)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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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     This is 1 of 9429 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1876 unapproved names)

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