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Northwest Africa 10662
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10662
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10662
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 503 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 323 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL 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 10662 (NWA 10662)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016 Jan

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Purchased by Fabien Kuntz in January 2016 from a dealer in Zagora, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Closely-packed, well-formed chondrules (apparent diameter 700±400 µm, several 3 mm) with little matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.2-38.0; Cr2O3 in ferroan examples 0.04-0.08 wt.%, mean 0.06±0.01 wt.%, N = 7), orthopyroxene (Fs4.0-8.8Wo0.3-0.5, N = 3), pigeonite (Fs15.6Wo5.5), subcalcic augite (Fs8.2-8.5Wo35.6-30.8, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3).

Specimens: 29.31 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2016 Jan
Mass (g):503.1
Pieces:many
Class:LL3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):0.2-38.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):4.0-8.8; 15.6; 8.2-8.5
Wollastonite (mol%):0.3-0.5; 5.5; 35.6-30.8
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):29.31
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K290; 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 7005 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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