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Northwest Africa 10362
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10362
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10362
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 287 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 511 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 1 Mar 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 10362 (NWA 10362)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Jul

Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite)

History: Purchased by Bob Falls in July 2014 from a dealer in Zagora, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia composed of angular mineral grains and some polycrystalline fragments in a finer grained, orange-stained matrix. The predominant mineral is orthopyroxene with subordinate silica polymorph (some exhibiting primary contacts with orthopyroxene), accessory Al-bearing chromite, stained Ni-free metal and rare clinopyroxene and troilite.

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene (Fs28.2-28.4Wo2.8-3.8, FeO/MnO = 26-29, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs10.6Wo44.1, FeO/MnO =22, N = 1).

Classification: Diogenite (monomict breccia).

Specimens: 21.2 g including one polished thin section at UWB; main mass with Mr. R. Falls.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2014 Jul
Mass (g):287.4
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):28.2-28.4; 10.6
Wollastonite (mol%):2.8-3.8; 44.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):21.2
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:R. Falls
Comments:BF15-2; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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     This is 1 of 9116 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1873 unapproved names)

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