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Northwest Africa 10295
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10295
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10295
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 600 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 8 Sep 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10295 (NWA 10295)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 Jan

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Purchased by Marcin Cimała in Quarzazate, January 2015.

Physical characteristics: Single stone with weathered fusion crust. A saw cuts shows many densely packed chondrules set in dark-brown matrix.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows numerous porphyritic chondrules, most with mesostasis or glass. Apparent mean chondrule diameter 514±324 μm, n=28.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Chondrule olivine Fa22.1±11.1, Cr2O3=0.11±0.20 (wt%), n=12; chondrule low-Ca pyroxene Fs16.6±5.8Wo1.5±1.3, n=19.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3), estimated subtype 3.5 based on mean values of Fa and Fs and 1-sigma standard deviation.

Specimens: 24.9 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Marcin Cimała holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Ouarzazate
Date:P 2015 Jan
Mass (g):600
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):22.1±11.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.6±5.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±1.3
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):24.9
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Marcin Cimala
Comments:Field name MC 129; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
   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)
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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