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Northwest Africa 10795
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10795
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10795
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 12.21 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6033 approved meteorites (plus 11 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 13 Aug 2016
Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10795 (NWA 10795)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2005

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

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) Well-formed, relatively small chondrules are set in a relatively coarse grained, recrystallized matrix containing altered metal.

Geochemistry: (S. Kuehner, UWS; P. Carpenter, WUSL) Olivine (Fa17.2-17.8, N = 4), orthopyroxene (Fs15.0-16.1Wo0.7-3.0, N = 4), subcalcic augite (Fs9.4-9.5Wo33.2-30.0, N = 2), augite (Fs5.5Wo46.4).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4).

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

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich
Date:P 2005
Mass (g):12208
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1/2
Fayalite (mol%):17.2-17.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.0-16.1
Wollastonite (mol%):0.7-3.0
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.1
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:C. Hollis
Comments:CHCS103; submitted by A. Irving
   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)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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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