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Northwest Africa 10363
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10363
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10363
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 71.4 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 313 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 4 Oct 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10363 (NWA 10363)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 May

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Purchased by Fabien Kuntz in May 2015 from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Closely packed, well-formed chondrules (apparent diameter 1.5 ± 1.1 mm) in a sparse fine-grained matrix containing altered metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa2.7-48.8, Cr2O3 in ferroan examples 0.01-0.03 wt.%, N = 6), orthopyroxene (Fs2.4-15.1Wo0.2-4.4, N = 3), subcalcic augite (Fs6.3Wo34.2), augite (Fs6.8Wo42.1). Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 3.59 (χ in 10-9 m3/kg).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3).

Specimens: 15.73 g including one polished thin section at PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2015 May
Mass (g):71.37
Pieces:1
Class:LL3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):2.7-48.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.4-15.1
Wollastonite (mol%):0.2-4.4
Magnetic suscept.:3.59
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):15.73
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:K270; 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)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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 6759 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2047 unapproved names)

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