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Northwest Africa 10059
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10059
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10059
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 736 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 594 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 12 Nov 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10059 (NWA 10059)

Morocco

Purchased: 2014

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

History: Purchased in 2014 in Erfoud Morocco by Brahim Tahiri from a meteorite hunter and sent to his partner Sean Tutorow for classification.

Petrography:

Classification: The olivine has a composition of Fa17.6±1.4 (n=20) with a PMD of 5%, consistent with subtype 3.9 (according to the Huss et al. (2006) table). The low-Ca pyroxene has a composition of Fs11.0±5.6 (n=19) with a PMD of 42.0%, consistent with subtype =<3.6. The rock also contains some recrystallized matrix material, recognizable in spots even through the severe weathering. Recrystallized matrix is generally absent in type 4 chondrites.

Bibliography:
  • Huss, G.R., Rubin, A.E. and Grossman, J.N. (2006) Thermal Metamorphism in Chondrites. in Meteorites and the Early Solar System II, D.S. Lauretta and H.Y. McSween Jr. (eds.), University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 943 pp., 567-586. (link)
Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2014
Mass (g):736.2
Pieces:1
Class:H3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W6
Fayalite (mol%):17.6±1.4 (n=20)
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.0±5.6
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9±0.8 (n=19)
Classifier:A. Rubin, J. Breen, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):63.24
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:G594;; submitted by S. Tutorow
Institutions
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
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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Mike Markowitz   
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1407 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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