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Northwest Africa 10590
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10590
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10590
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 3.4 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11485 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 17 Mar 2016
Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2015
Mass (g):3399.5
Pieces:16
Class:L6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.0±0.3 (n=15)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.4±0.3 (n=14)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.4±0.5
Classifier:A. Rubin and J. Breen, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):30.4
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:G656; highly recrystallized; plagioclase grains average 50 um. Olivine exhibits weak mosaicism; no maskelynite is present.; submitted by Sean Tutorow
Institutions
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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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 1 of 1556 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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