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Northwest Africa 10411
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10411
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10411
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 318 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 451 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
Comments: Approved 18 Dec 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10411 (NWA 10411)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015

Classification: HED achondrite (Howardite)

History: Purchased by John Higgins in August and September 2015 from Moroccan dealers.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Fragmental breccia composed mostly of diogenite debris plus ~12 vol.% of eucrite clasts (with intersertal textures) and related debris. Minerals are orthopyroxene, chromite, exsolved pigeonite, calcic plagioclase, olivine, silica polymorph, chromite, ilmenite and troilite, plus rare zircon and Ni-free metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa43.1-44.1, FeO/MnO = 53-54, N = 2), diogenitic orthopyroxene (Fs22.1-24.4Wo2.1-2.4, FeO/MnO = 31, N = 3), orthopyroxene host (Fs52.4Wo3.5, FeO/MnO = 30), clinopyroxene exsolution lamella (Fs24.2Wo39.0, FeO/MnO = 26), orthopyroxene host (Fs40.6Wo3.1, FeO/MnO = 28), clinopyroxene exsolution lamella (Fs19.6Wo42.1, FeO/MnO =27).

Classification: Howardite.

Specimens: 26.9 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. J. Higgins.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Laayoune
Date:P 2015
Mass (g):318
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):43.1-44.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):22.1-24.4; 52.4; 24.2
Wollastonite (mol%):2.1-2.4; 3.5; 39.0
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):26.9
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:J. Higgins
Comments:JH15-7; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 9 Oct 2023)
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 9729 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1859 unapproved names)

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