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Northwest Africa 10550
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10550
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10550
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 272 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8270 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 12 Feb 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10550 (NWA 10550)

Layoune, Morocco

Purchased: 2015 May

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Found by Wald Maatalla in the Layoune region, Morocco. Bought by Jean Redelsperger in Tan Tan in May 2015.

Physical characteristics: A single crusted stone. Cut surface reveals a light-gray interior with metal grains.

Petrography: Some metallic copper grains at the interface between troilite and FeNi grains.

Specimens: 21 g at CEREGE. Main mass with Jean Redelsperger.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Layoune
Place of purchase:Tan Tan
Date:P 2015 May
Mass (g):272
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Weathering grade:W2
Magnetic suscept.:4.64
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Jean Redelsperger
Finder:Wald Maatalla
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Layoune, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1840 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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