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Northwest Africa 10963
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10963
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10963
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 200 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10308 approved meteorites (plus 45 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 21 Nov 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10963 (NWA 10963)

(Northwest Africa)

Find: 2012

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Purchased by Fayssal Mezgouri from nomads in 2012; sold to Dustin Dickens in 2016.

Physical characteristics: Single stone with an elongated egg shape.

Petrography: (Z. Guo, UWO) The size of chondrules ranges between 200 and 600 μm.. Undulutory extinction is observed in some plagioclase. The metal contributes ~5% of the volume and is oxidized.

Geochemistry: Mineral composition and geochemistry: Olivine Fa19.0±0.7 (N=30). Orthopyroxene Fs16.6±0.2Wo1.1±0.2, Fe/Mn ratio of 22.7±1.0 (N=30). Feldspar plagioclase An12.7±4.4 (N=10).

Classification: H5

Specimens: 28.0 g at UWO including a thin section.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
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Date:2012
Mass (g):200
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.0±0.7 (N=30)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.6±0.2 (N=30)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.2 (N=30)
Classifier:Z. Guo, UWO
Type spec mass (g):28.0
Type spec location:UWO
Main mass:Dustin Dickens
Comments:W0003; submitted by Audrey Bouvier
Institutions
   and collections
UWO: University of Western Ontario, Department of Earth Sciences, BGS 1026, 1151 Richmond St. N, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7, Canada (institutional address; updated 18 Jul 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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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