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Northwest Africa 15810
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15810
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15810
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2023
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1025 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 112  (2024)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 494 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 19 Mar 2023
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 112:

Northwest Africa 15810 (NWA 15810)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2023

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Brownish rock with some fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a chondritic texture with sharply defined, mostly rounded and well packed chondrules (mean diameter about 0.9 mm) in a fine-grained grayish to light brownish matrix that contains sulfides and rare, often altered FeNi metal.

Data from:
  MB112
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2023
Mass (g):1025
Pieces:1
Class:LL3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):11.4±11.3 (0.6-39.3, n=25)
Ferrosilite (mol%):12.6±7.5 (2.7-23.9, n=45)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.6±0.6 (0.2-1.4, n=45)
Magnetic suscept.:3.99
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):25.3
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Polandmet - Marcin Cimala
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Polandmet: targoniny 30 43445 Dziegielow Poland, Poland; Website (institutional address; updated 7 May 2021)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F. M., Grossman J. N., Schrader D. L., Cartier C., Consolmagno G., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Joy K. H., Miao B. and Zhang B. (2024) The Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 112. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 59, 1820–1823. ?
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 9790 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1854 unapproved names)

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