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Northwest Africa 10098
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10098
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10098
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 800 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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Northwest Africa 10098 (NWA 10098)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013 July 20

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

Petrography: (A.E. Rubin, UCLA) Stone has approximately 40% matrix, and an average chondrule diameter of ~240 μm. Chondrules exhbit abundant polysynthetically twinned low-Ca pyroxene, indicative of type 3. Most chondrules are type I porphyritic, consistent with a carbonaceous chondrite. Chondrules are sharply defined.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Zouirat
Date:P 2013 July 20
Mass (g):800
Pieces:10
Class:CO3
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:medium
Fayalite (mol%):20.1±17.3 (n=14), Fa 1.7-46.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):4.7±2.9 (n=8)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.0±1.4 (n=8)
Classifier:A.E. Rubin and J. Utas, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Aid Mohamed
Finder:anonymous
Comments:[Aid5]; submitted by J. Utas
Institutions
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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: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7005 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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