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Northwest Africa 10701
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10701
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10701
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 220 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 620 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 7 Jul 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10701 (NWA 10701)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 Sep

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

History: Purchased by John Higgins in September 2015 from a dealer in Laayoune, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Well-formed, relatively small chondrules (apparent diameter 300±100 μm) are set in a finer matrix containing relatively abundant altered metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa2.2-32.8, Cr2O3 in ferroan examples 0.02-0.09 wt.%, mean 0.05±0.02 wt.%, N = 7), orthopyroxene (Fs15.8-19.4Wo0.8-1.6, N = 3), subcalcic augite (Fs20.0Wo30.7), augite (Fs17.6Wo37.4).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3).

Specimens: 28 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. J. Higgins.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Laayoune
Date:P 2015 Sep
Mass (g):220
Pieces:1
Class:H3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2/3
Fayalite (mol%):2.2-32.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.8-19.4; 20.0; 17.6
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8-1.6; 30.7; 37.4
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):28
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:J. Higgins
Comments:JH16-3; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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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