MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 21 Jan 2022
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Text help
Starts with
Sounds like
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Northwest Africa 10388
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10388
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10388
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 158.7 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 485 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 10 Dec 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10388 (NWA 10388)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2010 Feb

Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite)

History: Purchased by Dr. David Gregory in February 2010 from a Moroccan dealer at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Very fresh specimen composed predominantly of interleaved, bladed grains of orthopyroxene (72.2 vol.%) and calcic plagioclase (25.1 vol.%) exhibiting strong lattice preferred orientation. Some larger (up to 4 mm), equant grains of orthopyroxene are also present. Accessory minerals are olivine, Ti-bearing chromite, Ti-free and Al-bearing chromite, rare silica polymorph and troilite.

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene (cores Fs22.3-24.9Wo1.8-3.0; rims Fs30.9-34.9Wo4.1-3.2; FeO/MnO = 29-33; N = 4), olivine (Fa33.7-37.0, FeO/MnO = 43-47, N = 2), olivine inclusion in large orthopyroxene grain (Fa26.7, FeO/MnO = 39), plagioclase (An85.9-88.0Or0.1-0.3, N = 3).

Classification: Diogenite (noritic). The plagioclase abundance (25 vol%) is anomalous for a diogenite.

Specimens: 26.71 g including one polished thin section at ROM; remainder with DGregory.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2010 Feb
Mass (g):158.68
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):26.7; 33.7-37.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):22.3-24.9
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8-3.0
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):26.71
Type spec location:ROM
Main mass:DGregory
Comments:ROM 066; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
ROM: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 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)
DGregory: David Gregory, 230 First Avenue, Suite 108, St. Thomas, Ontario N5R 4P5, Canada (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Photos uploaded by members of the Encyclopedia of Meteorites.
    (Caution, these are of unknown reliability)
Volker Heinrich      

     This is 1 of 8138 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1941 unapproved names)

Direct link to this page