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Northwest Africa 10759
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10759
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10759
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 458 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  LL5
Recommended:  LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3162 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL5.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 7 Jul 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10759 (NWA 10759)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 Sep

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL5)

History: Purchased by John Higgins in September 2015 from a dealer in Laayoune, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Largely recrystallized with sparse chondrules and chondrule remnants plus stained metal grains.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa30.2-30.5, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs23.3-24.4Wo1.8-1.7, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs10.2-11.5Wo43.5-43.0, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL5).

Specimens: 23.9 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. J. Higgins.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Laayoune
Date:P 2015 Sep
Mass (g):458
Pieces:1
Class:LL5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):30.2-30.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.3-24.4
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8-1.7
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):23.9
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:J. Higgins
Comments:JH15-9; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
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)
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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 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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