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Northwest Africa 10882
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10882
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10882
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 4 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  Mesosiderite-A2
Recommended:  Mesosiderite-A2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite-A2.   [show all]
Search for other: Class A mesosiderites, Mesosiderites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 21 Nov 2016
Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10882 (NWA 10882)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016

Classification: Mesosiderite (group A2)

History: Purchased by Steve Arnold in May 2106 from a meteorite dealer in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Single mass. Saw cut shows a stony-iron breccia with silicate clasts up to ~1 cm, metal veins and nodules up to ~1 cm, however many domains are fine-grained mixtures of metal and silicate.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows approximately a 50-50 mix of metal/sulfide and silicate. Most silicate clasts have pyroxene and plagioclase present, and are approximately 70% "basaltic" pyroxenes (pigeonite and augite) and 30% anorthitic plagioclase. The dominant metal phase is kamacite (~90%), with inclusions of taenite (~10%).

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and M. Spilde, UNM) Pigeonite Fs46.2±6.7Wo11.1±4.8, Fe/Mn=31±3, n=8; augite Fs28.7±0.6Wo36.9±0.3, Fe/Mn=30±1, n=2; plagioclase An93.3, n=7.

Classification: Mesosiderite-A2. "A" based on plagioclase abundance, basaltic clast abundance, and pyroxene compositions; "2" based on moderate recrystallization of breccia clasts.

Specimens: 20.4 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Steve Arnold holds the main mass

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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2016
Mass (g):4 kg
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):46.2±6.7, 28.7±0.6
Wollastonite (mol%):11.1±4.8, 36.9±0.3
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):20.4
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Steve Arnold
Comments:Submitted by C. Agee
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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 8904 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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