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Northwest Africa 10092
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10092
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10092
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 377 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 523 approved meteorites classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 14 May 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10092 (NWA 10092)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Sep 2011

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: Purchased from Ahmad Bouragaa.

Physical characteristics: The stone is very angular, and almost completely fusion-crusted. The fusion crust exhibits lipping on one side.

Petrography: (A.E. Rubin, UCLA) Heterogeneity of olivine indicates low type 3. Average chondrule diameter is ~200 μm consistent with CO3. Matrix abundance ~35%, most chondrules are porphyritic type I, consistent with CO3.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Date:P Sep 2011
Mass (g):376.73
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:medium
Fayalite (mol%):9.0±10.2 (n=10)
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.5±2.2 (n=4)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2±0.6 (n=4)
Classifier:A.E. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):21.75
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Utas
Finder:anonymous
Comments:[U7/NWAU300]; submitted by J. Utas
Institutions
   and collections
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: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7009 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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