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Northwest Africa 10441
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10441
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10441
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 239 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Martian (shergottite)
Recommended:  Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 189 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 26 Dec 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10441 (NWA 10441)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: April 2015

Classification: Martian meteorite (Shergottite)

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: Six indentical appearing stones with no fusion crust. Saw-cut surfaces show an intergranular mix of light-green pyroxene and maskelynite. Dark colored melt veins and pockets are prominent, with most showing significant vesiculation.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This meteorite consists of ~50% pyroxene, ~30% maskelynite, and ~15% shock melt. Pyroxenes show igneous zoning, and some are partially melted from shock. Shock melt domains are up to 1 cm wide and many contain vesicles 1-3 mm in diameter. All plagioclase has been transformed to maskelynite. Fe-sulfide, Ti-magnetite, ilmenite, and silica observed.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Pigeonite Fs49.5±9.2Wo15.7±3.3, Fe/Mn=36±3, n=31; augite Fs28.4±6.7Wo33.3±2.0, Fe/Mn=32±3, n=33; maskelynite An53.8±1.7Ab44.2±2.0Or2.1±0.7.

Classification: Martian (shergottite).

Specimens: 20.5 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Sean Tutorow holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Northwest Africa
Date:P April 2015
Mass (g):238.79
Pieces:6
Class:Martian (shergottite)
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:moderate
Ferrosilite (mol%):49.5±9.2, 28.4±6.7
Wollastonite (mol%):15.7±3.3, 33.3±2.0
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):20.5
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:Field name G613; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
Institutions
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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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Woreczko Jan & Wadi   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6741 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2032 unapproved names)

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