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Northwest Africa 10683
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10683
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10683
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 343 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2750 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 24 May 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10683 (NWA 10683)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016 Feb

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6)

History: Purchased by Aras Jonikas in February 2016 from a Moroccan dealer.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia composed of angular clasts which are mostly recrystallized with rare relict partial chondrules.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa31.3-31.7, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs25.0-26.0Wo2.5-2.6, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs8.8-11.0Wo45.4-43.0, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6 breccia).

Specimens: 22.76 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder with Mr. A. Jonikas.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2016 Feb
Mass (g):343
Pieces:1
Class:LL6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1/2
Fayalite (mol%):31.3-31.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.0-26.0
Wollastonite (mol%):2.5-2.6
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):22.76
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:A. Jonikas
Comments:AJ16-4; 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)
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 6916 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2027 unapproved names)

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