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Northwest Africa 10716
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10716
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10716
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: Mauritania
Mass:help 151.4 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  Eucrite-mmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 238 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 20 Jun 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10716 (NWA 10716)

Mauritania

Purchased: 2015 Dec 1

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, monomict)

History: Purchased 1 Dec 2015 in Mauritania. Recovered from near the border region of Western Sahara, Mauritania and Algeria.

Physical characteristics: Single stone with no fusion crust. A saw-cut surface shows a fine-grained mixture of plagioclase and pyroxene, with light brown color. Some mild brecciation is present.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Pyroxene (~60%) and plagioclase (~35%) are the major minerals in this meteorite. Pyroxenes show exsolution lamellae. Most grains range in size from 20-500 μm.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and M. Spilde, UNM) Low-Ca pyroxene Fs59.4±0.9Wo5.0±1.1, Fe/Mn=32±1, n=9; high-Ca pyroxene Fs30.8±5.2Wo38.9±6.0, Fe/Mn=33±1, n=4; plagioclase An88.8±0.9, n=4.

Classification: Monomict eucrite

Specimens: 20.3 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, DPitt holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Mauritania
Date:P 2015 Dec 1
Mass (g):151.4
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-mmict
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:moderate
Ferrosilite (mol%):59.4±0.9, 30.8±5.2
Wollastonite (mol%):5.0±1.1, 38.9±6.0
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):20.3
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:DPitt
Comments:Field name MCVICH018; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
Institutions
   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)
Catalogs:
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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Geography:

Mauritania
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 127 approved meteorites from Mauritania (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 2 impact craters)

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