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Northwest Africa 10792
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10792
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10792
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 930 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1613 approved meteorites (plus 4 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 13 Aug 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10792 (NWA 10792)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2005

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

History: Purchased by an anonymous collector from a dealer at the Munich Show in 2005 and subsequently acquired by the Hollis Collection.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia consisting mostly of well-formed chondrules plus some lithic clasts in a recrystallized matrix containing altered metal and minor merrillite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa25.0-25.7, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs21.1-21.2Wo1.4-1.6, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs7.6-7.7Wo45.6-45.1, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4).

Specimens: 20.1 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder in the Hollis Collection.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich
Date:P 2005
Mass (g):930
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2/3
Fayalite (mol%):25.0-25.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.1-21.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4-1.6
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.1
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:C. Hollis
Comments:CHC16008; 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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