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Northwest Africa 10393
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10393
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10393
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 178 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 510 approved meteorites classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 10 Dec 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10393 (NWA 10393)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 Jun

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: Purchased by Fabien Kuntz in June 2015 at the Ste. Marie-aux-Mines Mineral Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Small chondrules, angular mineral fragments and small, fine-grained CAI are set in a reddish-brown matrix (~40 vol.%).

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.4-45.9, Cr2O3 in ferroan examples 0.02-0.06 wt.%, N = 7), orthopyroxene (Fs1.1-2.8Wo0.9-3.8, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs0.7-4.7Wo44.7-41.0).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

Specimens: 23.04 g including one polished thin section at PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Ste. Marie-aux-Mines
Date:P 2015 Jun
Mass (g):178
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):0.4-45.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.1-2.8
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9-3.8
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):23.04
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K282; 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 6781 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2061 unapproved names)

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