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Northwest Africa 11863
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11863
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11863
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 24.9 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10981 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 22 Jun 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 11863 (NWA 11863)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2005

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Purchased by an anonymous collector from a dealer at the Munich Show in 2005, subsequently acquired by the Hollis Collection and then donated to PSF.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Mostly recrystallized with rare remnant chondrules.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa25.0-25.8, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs20.6-21.2Wo2.0-2.5, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs9.4-9.9Wo42.8-42.7, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6).

Specimens: The entire specimen including one polished thin section is at PSF.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich
Date:P 2005
Mass (g):24.92
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):25.0-25.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.6-21.1
Wollastonite (mol%):2.0-2.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):24.92
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:PSF
Comments:Work name CHC18010; 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. 107, in preparation (2018)
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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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