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Northwest Africa 10648
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10648
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10648
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 142.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 316 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 1 Mar 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 10648 (NWA 10648)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 Dec

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Purchased by Fabien Kuntz in December 2015 from a dealer in Agadir, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Well-formed chondrules (apparent diameter 700±400 μm, one 4.2 mm) are set in a fine grained matrix (~15 vol.%).

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa6.1-73.2; Cr2O3 in ferroan examples 0.04-0.09 wt.%, mean 0.06±0.01 wt.%, N = 6), orthopyroxene (Fs4.2-30.3Wo0.2-1.1, N = 3), subcalcic augite (Fs10.0Wo33.6), augite (Fs6.3Wo43.2). Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.17.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3). LL designation supported by magnetic susceptibility.

Specimens: 23.35 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P 2015 Dec
Mass (g):142.2
Pieces:1
Class:LL3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2/3
Fayalite (mol%):6.1-73.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):4.2-30.3; 10.0; 6.3
Wollastonite (mol%):0.2-1.1; 33.6; 43.2
Magnetic suscept.:4.17
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):23.35
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K283; 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)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2027 unapproved names)

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