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Northwest Africa 10437
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10437
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10437
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1019 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9639 approved meteorites (plus 16 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 Dec 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10437 (NWA 10437)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: April 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Purchased by team eegooblago (Brahim Tahiri, Dustin Dickens and Sean Tutorow) while on expedition in Northwest Africa and Western Sahara in April and May 2015.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, weathered exterior, saw cuts reveal many small chondrules and metal/sulfide grains set in reddish brown groundmass.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This meteorite has distinct chondrules and fine-grained plagioclase (<50 μm) throughout. Kamacite, taenite, and a phosphate phase observed.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Olivine Fa19.6±0.2, Fe/Mn=39±2, n=7; low-Ca pyroxene Fs17.4±0.1Wo1.5±0.2, Fe/Mn=23±1, n=5.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

Specimens: 21.06 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Sean Tutorow holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Northwest Africa
Date:P April 2015
Mass (g):1018.71
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):19.6±0.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.4±0.1
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.2
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):21.06
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:Field name G607; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
Institutions
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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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 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2035 unapproved names)

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