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Northwest Africa 10236
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10236
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10236
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 290 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 726 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 18 Jul 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10236 (NWA 10236)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Nov

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Purchased by Fabien Kuntz in November 2014 from a dealer in Ouarzazate, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Fairly closely packed chondrules (apparent diameter up to 2.3 mm) are set in a finer grained matrix containing stained metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.5-32.1, Cr2O3 in ferroan examples 0.04-0.11 wt.%, mean 0.06±0.02 wt.%, N = 7), orthopyroxene (Fs4.2-11.5Wo0.3-0.4, N = 3), augite (Fs4.7Wo39.6), subcalcic augite (Fs16.2Wo27.4).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3).

Specimens: 20.0 g including one polished thin section at PSF; main mass with Mr. F. Kuntz.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Ouarzazate
Date:P 2014 Nov
Mass (g):290
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1/2
Fayalite (mol%):0.5-32.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):4.2-11.5
Wollastonite (mol%):0.3-0.4
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.0
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K242; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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 7885 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1958 unapproved names)

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