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Northwest Africa 10060
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10060
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10060
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 107 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6696 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 11 Jun 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10060 (NWA 10060)

Morocco

Purchased: 2002

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Purchased with numerous other unclassified NWA samples from Marvin Kilgore in 2002.

Physical characteristics: The meteorite is partly covered by fusion crust and the rest was weathered in a desert environment.

Petrography: The meteorite has a numerous chondrules of different sizes with an average size of 1.018 mm (n=20). It also has a foreign clast and a dark inclusion that was the result of shock darkening.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa22.4±1.8 (n=16); Pyroxene Fs19.5±0.8Wo2.2 (n=9)

Classification: Ordinary chondrite L5 with a weathering grade of W1, and a shock stage of S2.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Marvin Kilgore
Date:P 2002
Mass (g):107
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):22.4 ± 1.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.5 ± 0.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6
Classifier:F. L. Zheng and Mike Weisberg, KBCC
Type spec mass (g):102.6
Type spec location:AMNH
Main mass:AMNH
Comments:Submitted by Mike Weisberg
Institutions
   and collections
AMNH: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, United States (institutional address; updated 18 May 2013)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1460 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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