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Northwest Africa 11235
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11235
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11235
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 22.7 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 522 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 11 May 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 11235 (NWA 11235)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016 Jun

Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite)

History: Purchased by Fabien Kuntz in June 2016 from a Moroccan dealer at the Ensisheim Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia consisting of angular mineral grains of predominantly orthopyroxene with subordinate olivine, anorthite and accessory silica polymorph, merrillite, chromite and troilite in a sparse matrix. Grains of both orthopyroxene and olivine exhibit more ferroan rims.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene (core Fs24.0Wo2.3, FeO/MnO = 35, N = 1; rim Fs32.2Wo6.6, FeO/MnO = 28, N = 1), olivine (core Fa33.2, FeO/MnO = 45, N = 1; rim Fa 35.0, FeO/MnO = 48, N = 1), plagioclase (An93.0-93.6Or1.6-1.7, N = 2).

Classification: Diogenite breccia.

Specimens: 4.74 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder with Kuntz.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Ensisheim
Date:P 2016 Jun
Mass (g):22.69
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):33.2-35.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.0-32.2
Wollastonite (mol%):2.3-6.6
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):4.74
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:Work name K321; submitted by A. Irving
   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)
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 9710 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1853 unapproved names)

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