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Northwest Africa 10360
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10360
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10360
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 92.3 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 391 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 1 Mar 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 10360 (NWA 10360)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 May

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, polymict)

History: Purchased by Fabien Kuntz in May 2015 from a dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Relatively fresh, shocked fragmental breccia composed of some gabbroic to microgabbroic eucrite clasts plus related mineral debris. All pyroxene is yellow-brown in thin section and calcic plagioclase is polycrystalline. Accessory minerals include silica polymorph, ilmenite, Ti-bearing chromite, ferroan olivine and minor barite.

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene host (Fs66.5Wo1.7, FeO/MnO = 30, N = 1), augite exsolution lamella (Fs30.0Wo42.8, FeO/MnO =32), augite host (Fs25.8Wo44.4, FeO/MnO = 28, N = 1), orthopyroxene exsolution lamella (Fs61.5Wo2.4, FeO/MnO = 32), orthopyroxene (Fs47.9Wo2.3, FeO/MnO = 35, N = 1), olivine (Fa64.4; Fa75.4; FeO/MnO = 42-46, N = 2).

Classification: Eucrite (polymict breccia, shocked).

Specimens: 18.98 g including one polished thin section at PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2015 May
Mass (g):92.3
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):64.4; 75.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):61.5-66.5; 25.8-30.0
Wollastonite (mol%):2.4-1.7; 44.4-42.8
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):18.98
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:K273; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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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     This is 1 of 8890 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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