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Northwest Africa 10485
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10485
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10485
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 31 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 709 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 8 Jan 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10485 (NWA 10485)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a Moroccan meteorite dealer at the mineral fair in Munich, Germany.

Petrography: The meteorite is composed of sharply defined chondrules of various petrological types about 0.6 mm in diameter set into a fine-grained matrix of chondrule and mineral fragments and FeNi metal.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P 2015
Mass (g):31
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):16.9±11.2 (0.5-35.8, n=34)
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.4±7.2 (1.9-19.9, n=33)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8±0.3 (0.5-1.5, n=33)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):7.2
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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