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Northwest Africa 11034
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11034
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11034
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 58.4 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 371 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 9 Jan 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 11034 (NWA 11034)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016 Oct

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Purchased by John Higgins in October 2016 from a dealer in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Closely packed, well-formed chondrules (apparent diameter 600±400 μm, some up to 2 mm) are set in a sparse matrix containing altered metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.6-84.3, Cr2O3 in ferroan examples 0.06-0.23 wt.%, mean 0.11±0.07 wt.%, N = 6), orthopyroxene (Fs3.1-31.4Wo0.2-2.0, N = 3), subcalcic augite (Fs10.2-20.1Wo29.0-31.9, N = 2). Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 3.99.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3).

Specimens: 11.8 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. J. Higgins.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Nouakchott, Mauritania
Date:P 2016 Oct
Mass (g):58.4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):0.6-84.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.1-31.4
Wollastonite (mol%):0.2-2.0
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):11.8
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:J. Higgins
Comments:JH16-12; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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