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Northwest Africa 10262
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10262
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10262
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 389 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 427 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
Comments: Approved 8 Sep 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10262 (NWA 10262)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 Jun 25

Classification: HED achondrite (Howardite)

History: Purchased by Hans Fex from Ruben Garcia who acquired the meteorite from Morocco, 2015.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, no fusion crust. A cut surface shows a dark-gray interior with a few scattered white clasts.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This howardite consist of two main lithologies, an unequilibrated eucrite with zoned pyroxene (~50%), and a diogenite (~50%). Accessory phases include chromite, silica, and olivine.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) unequilibrated eucrite low-Ca pyroxene Fs43.2±8.5Wo6.0±5.4, Fe/Mn=30±3, n=4, augite Fs18.9Wo42.6, Fe/Mn=28, n=1; and minor olivine Fa32.4 n=1; diogenite low-Ca pyroxene Fs24.7±3.7Wo2.0±0.4, Fe/Mn=31±2, n=6; plagioclase An86.9±1.6, n=4.

Classification: Howardite, ~50% eucrite, ~50% diogenite.

Specimens: 20.98 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Hans Fex holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2015 Jun 25
Mass (g):389
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):32.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):43.2±8.5, 24.7±3.7
Wollastonite (mol%):6.0±5.4, 2.0±0.4
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):20.98
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Hans Fex
Comments:Submitted by C. Agee
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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 8777 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1879 unapproved names)

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