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Northwest Africa 10288
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10288
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10288
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 680 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L4-melt breccia
Recommended:  L4-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites classified as L4-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 3 Oct 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10288 (NWA 10288)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 Jun

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4, melt breccia)

History: Purchased by Marcin Cimała in June 2015 from a dealer in Zagora, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Equilibrated clasts containing well-formed chondrules are present within a darker, finer grained matrix containing blebs and shreds of metal and troilite. Clasts have shock stage S2.

Geochemistry: Mineral composition in equilibrated clasts: olivine (Fa24.9-25.0, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs20.2-20.6Wo1.5-1.4, N = 3), augite (Fs7.9-10.5Wo45.1-41.5, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4 melt breccia).

Specimens: 24.3 g including one polished slice at PSF; remainder with Mr. M. Cimała.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2015 Jun
Mass (g):680
Class:L4-melt breccia
Weathering grade:W0/1
Fayalite (mol%):24.9-25.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.2-20.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5-1.4
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):24.3
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:M. Cimala
Comments:MC133; 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)
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 9013 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1869 unapproved names)

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