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Northwest Africa 10510
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10510
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10510
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 40 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 508 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 27 Feb 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10510 (NWA 10510)

Morocco

Purchased: 2015 Dec

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: Purchased by Ke Zuokai in Dec. 2015 from a Moroccan dealer.

Physical characteristics: One piece of stone with a cm-sized shock-induced melt vein. No fusion crust.

Petrography: The brecciated meteorite displays an overall basaltic texture of dominantly lath-shaped calcic plagioclase and exsolved pyroxene. Accessory minerals include chromite, and SiO2 polymorphs.

Geochemistry: Low Ca pyroxene (Fs35.8-59.7Wo2.4-4.8, Fe/Mn=31.9±1.0, 28.5-32.9) (n=5); augite (Fs15.1-24.6Wo25.5-43.7, Fe/Mn 28.5-32.3 (n=2); plagioclase An88.7±0.8Ab11±1 (An87.7-89.3, n=8).

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Beijing China
Date:P 2015 Dec
Mass (g):40
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Ferrosilite (mol%):54.1±10.3 (n=5), 19.9±6.7 (n=2)
Wollastonite (mol%):3.5±0.9 (n=5), 34.6±12.9 (n=2)
Classifier:Wu Y.
Type spec mass (g):10 g
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:Ke Zuokai
Comments:Submitted by Hsu W.
Institutions
   and collections
PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 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:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1652 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 23 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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