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Northwest Africa 11278
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11278
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11278
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 333 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  H-melt rock
Recommended:  H-melt rock    [explanation]

This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites classified as H-melt rock.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 31 May 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 11278 (NWA 11278)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2017

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H, melt rock)

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

Petrography: The meteorite displays a dark, almost black interior and consists of abundant and partly recrystallized shock melt regions with characteristic FeNi metal and sufide spherules. Relict mineral fragments are present; no chondrules and also no metal or sulfide veins are observed.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2017
Mass (g):333
Pieces:1
Class:H-melt rock
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.0±0.2 (n=16)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.1±0.1 (n=17)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.4 (n=17)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21.3
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 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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7035 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2000 unapproved names)

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