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Northwest Africa 11350
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11350
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11350
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 3.65 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12071 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 19 Jun 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 11350 (NWA 11350)

(Northwest Africa)

Find: 2017

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Purchased by Brian Caress from a meteorite dealer, reportedly found in Morocco, 2017.

Physical characteristics: Single stone with weathered fusion crust, oriented with regmaglypts, the specimen appears to be a fragment from a much larger stone (not recovered). Saw cut shows faint chondrules and fine-grained metal/sulfide set in a brown to light colored matrix. A few shock melt veins are present.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows textually equilibrated chondrules and recrystallized matrix. Plagioclase grain size is up to ~150 μm.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and B. Ha, UNM) Olivine Fa26.1±1.2, n=7; low-Ca pyroxene Fs22.2±2.0Wo1.6±0.3, n=6.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

Specimens: 20.4 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Brian Caress holds the main mass of 3624.9 g.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Mass (g):3650
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):26.1±1.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):22.2±2.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±0.3
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):20.4
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Brian Caress
Comments:Field name DG-8; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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 8509 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1899 unapproved names)

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