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Northwest Africa 10653
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10653
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10653
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 21.7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  L5/6
Recommended:  L5/6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 175 approved meteorites classified as L5/6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 30 Apr 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10653 (NWA 10653)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015-May

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5/6)

History: Purchased by Fabien Kuntz in May 2015 from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Mostly recrystallized and in part poikiloblastic with some large relict chondrules.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa25.2-25.3, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs20.6-20.9Wo1.6-2.0, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs7.0-7.9Wo45.4-45.2, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5/6).

Specimens: 26.84 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2015-May
Mass (g):21700
Pieces:1
Class:L5/6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):25.2-25.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.6-20.9
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6-2.0
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):26.84
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:K286; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
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: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6758 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2048 unapproved names)

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