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Northwest Africa 10196
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10196
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10196
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 6.66 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L-melt rock
Recommended:  L-melt rock    [explanation]

This is 1 of 46 approved meteorites classified as L-melt rock.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 30 Jun 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10196 (NWA 10196)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Feb

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L, melt rock)

History: Purchased by Philip Mani in February 2014 from a Moroccan dealer at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Aggregate of fine grained silicates (olivine, pyroxene, sodic plagioclase), merrillite, chlorapatite, troilite, and fine to coarse grained, blebby metal with very sparse remnant chondrules.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.7-25.2, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs20.2-20.9Wo1.5-1.6, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs7.5-7.6Wo45.2-45.3, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L melt rock).

Specimens: 32.68 g including one polished slice at UWB; the remainder is held by Mr. P. Mani.

Data from:
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2014 Feb
Mass (g):6657
Class:L-melt rock
Shock stage:S5
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.7-25.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.2-20.9
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5-1.6
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):32.68
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:P. Mani
Comments:PCM15-L; 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 Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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     This is 1 of 8904 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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