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Northwest Africa 10930
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10930
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10930
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 146 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2801 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 Nov 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10930 (NWA 10930)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6)

History: Purchased by Morten Bilet, January 2016 from a Moroccan meteorite dealer.

Physical characteristics: Single stone with weathered exterior. A saw cuts shows faint chondrules and scattered opaques set in a gray-brown matrix.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows relict chondrules and plagioclase grains up to 150 μm.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and M. Spilde, UNM) Olivine Fa28.6±0.2, Fe/Mn=56±3, n=6; low-Ca pyroxene Fs24.8±0.2Wo2.1±0.2, Fe/Mn=35±2, n=6.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6)

Specimens: 20.5 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Morten Bilet holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2016
Mass (g):146
Pieces:1
Class:LL6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):28.6±0.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.8±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):2.1±0.2
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):20.5
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Morten Bilet
Comments:Field name MB-5; submitted by C. Agee
Institutions
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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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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Roy E. Wrånes   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7579 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1969 unapproved names)

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