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Northwest Africa 10097
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10097
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10097
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 186 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11282 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 17 Apr 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10097 (NWA 10097)

Aousserd, Morocco

Find: 12 Aug 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Many fragments totalling at least 186 kg were found by a meteorite hunter near Aousserd, Morocco.

Petrography: (A.E. Rubin, UCLA) Chondrules are recrystallized and poorly defined. Average chondrule diamter is ~400 μm, consistent with L. The presence of coarse diopside is consistent with type 6. Plagioclase grains consistently exceed 50 μm, consistent with type 6.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
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State/Prov/County:Aousserd
Date:12 Aug 2013
Mass (g):186000
Pieces:many
Class:L6
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W5
Fayalite (mol%):25.0±0.3 (n=12)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.2±0.5 (n=8)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±0.3 (n=8)
Classifier:A.E. Rubin and J. Utas, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):200
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Aid Mohamed
Finder:anonymous
Comments:[Aid7Prime (9)]; submitted by J. Utas
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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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 the only approved meteorite from Aousserd, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1476 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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