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Northwest Africa 10978
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10978
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10978
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.65 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  LL4
Recommended:  LL4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 360 approved meteorites classified as LL4.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 26 Nov 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10978 (NWA 10978)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2005

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL4)

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 large chondrules are set in a recrystallized matrix containing stained metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa28.4-28.5, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs21.1-21.2Wo1.4-1.5, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs7.0-7.2Wo45.9-46.0, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL4).

Specimens: 39 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder in the Hollis Collection.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich
Date:P 2005
Mass (g):2650
Pieces:1
Class:LL4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):28.4-28.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.2-21.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4-1.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):39
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:Hollis Collection
Comments:CHC16018; 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 6916 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2027 unapproved names)

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