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Northwest Africa 10710
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10710
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10710
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Mauritania
Mass:help 1065 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  Eucrite-unbr
Recommended:  Eucrite-unbr    [explanation]

This is 1 of 90 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-unbr.   [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 10710 (NWA 10710)

Mauritania

Purchased: Jan 2016

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, unbrecciated)

History: Purchased in January 2016; reportedly found in El-Hamra, Mauritania, December 2015.

Physical characteristics: Single stone with no fusion crust. A saw-cut surface shows a mosaic of feldspar and pyroxene grains interspersed with fine-grained opaques.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This meteorite is an unbrecciated basaltic meteorite with ~50% pyroxene, ~40% plagioclase. Most pyroxenes show exsolution lamellae. Fe-metal, silica, and chromite are ubiquitous.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and M. Spilde, UNM) Low-Ca pyroxene Fs58.4±1.5Wo3.4±1.5, Fe/Mn=29±0, n=4; high-Ca pyroxene Fs37.6±11.0Wo28.8±13.7, Fe/Mn=29±2, n=9; plagioclase An89.0±0.7, n=4.

Classification: Eucrite (unbrecciated)

Specimens: 25.35 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, DPitt holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB105
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P Jan 2016
Mass (g):1065
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-unbr
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:moderate
Ferrosilite (mol%):58.4±1.5, 37.6±11.0
Wollastonite (mol%):3.4±1.5, 28.8±13.7
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):25.35
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Darryl Pitt
Comments:Field name MCVICH039; 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 100 approved meteorites from Mauritania (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 2 impact craters)

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