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Northwest Africa 10793
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10793
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10793
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 6.9 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  Mesosiderite
Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 185 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 24 Sep 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10793 (NWA 10793)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2005

Classification: Mesosiderite

History: Purchased by an anonymous collector from a dealer at the Munich Show in 2005 and subsequently donated to PSF.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Aggregate of predominantly orthopyroxene, altered metal (kamacite plus taenite) and anorthitic plagioclase with accessory olivine, pigeonite, silica polymorph and merrillite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.6, FeO/MnO = 44), orthopyroxene (Fs23.1-24.1Wo4.0-2.2, FeO/MnO = 15-27), pigeonite (Fs33.8Wo7.3, FeO/MnO = 26), plagioclase (An91.9-92.1Or0.1, N = 2).

Classification: Mesosiderite.

Specimens: The entire specimen polished on one side is at PSF.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich
Date:P 2005
Mass (g):6.9
Pieces:1
Class:Mesosiderite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):24.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.1-24.1
Wollastonite (mol%):4.0-2.2
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):6.9
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:PSF
Comments:CHC16009; 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 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2035 unapproved names)

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