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Northwest Africa 10467
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10467
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10467
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 252 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  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 24 Jan 2016
Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10467 (NWA 10467)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 Jul

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L, melt rock)

History: Found at the border of Algeria and Mauritania in June 2015

Physical characteristics: Single stone with an irregular exterior of weathered fusion crust. A sawn surface shows scattered oxidized iron blebs up to 3 mm set in a very fine-grained, dark green groundmass.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This meteorite consists of fine-grained olivine and pyroxene with ubiquitous interstitial feldspathic domains. Iron, iron oxide, and iron sulfide are segregated into large weathered spherules that are commonly surrounded by metal-rich networks. Relict chondrules are present.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Olivine Fa25.1±0.9, Fe/Mn=49±1, n=4; low-Ca pyroxene Fs19.3±0.8Wo2.5±0.8, Fe/Mn=31±2, n=4.

Classification: L-melt rock.

Specimens: 20.6 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, DPitt holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Date:P 2015 Jul
Mass (g):251.5
Class:L-melt rock
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):25.1±0.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.3±0.8
Wollastonite (mol%):2.5±0.8
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):20.6
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:DPitt
Comments:Field name MAC 159; 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)
DPitt: Darryl Pitt, 225 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024, United States; Website (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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     This is 1 of 8890 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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