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Northwest Africa 10660
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10660
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10660
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 251 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 594 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 15 May 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10660 (NWA 10660)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2005

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

History: Purchased by an anonymous collector from a dealer at the Munich Show in 2005 and subsequently donated to PSF.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Well-formed chondrules (apparent diameter 350±200 µm) in a recrystallized matrix containing altered metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.6-19.0; Cr2O3 in ferroan examples 0.01-0.06 wt.%, mean 0.03±0.01 wt.%, N = 7), orthopyroxene (Fs4.7-30.4Wo0.4-2.1, N = 3), pigeonite (Fs14.9Wo16.1), subcalcic augite (Fs10.6Wo33.3).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3).

Specimens: The entire specimen including one polished thin section is at PSF.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich
Date:P 2005
Mass (g):251
Pieces:1
Class:H3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):0.6-19.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):4.7-30.4
Wollastonite (mol%):0.4-2.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):251
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:PSF
Comments:CHC16007; 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)
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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: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2035 unapproved names)

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