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Northwest Africa 10696
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10696
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10696
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 7.13 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1709 approved meteorites (plus 24 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 7 Jul 2016
Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10696 (NWA 10696)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

History: Found near Tissint, Morocco, during the search for the Sidi Ali Ou Azza fall in 2015. Purchased in Zagora by Adam Aaronson and donated to the the Geology and Mining Museum of the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines Water and Environment in Rabat.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Well-formed chondrules occur in a coarsely recrystallized matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.4-24.7, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs20.5-20.6Wo1.4-1.7, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs7.9-8.5Wo44.8-43.9, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4).

Specimens: 21.5 g including two polished thin sections at UWB; the remainder is housed in the Geology and Mining Museum of the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines Water and Environment in Rabat.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2015
Mass (g):7125
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2/3
Fayalite (mol%):24.4-24.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.5-20.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4-1.7
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):21.5
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:Geology and Mining Museum, Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Rabat
Comments:M1940; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 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)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Aaronson: Sahara Overland Ltd., Harhora, Temara, 12000, Morocco (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
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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     This is 1 of 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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