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Northwest Africa 10192
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10192
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10192
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 44.9 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L4-6
Recommended:  L4-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 48 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L4-6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 30 Jun 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10192 (NWA 10192)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2008 Feb

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4-6)

History: Purchased by Philip Mani in February 2008 from a Moroccan dealer at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia composed mostly of well-formed spherical chondrules (diameter up to 2.0 mm), mineral fragments and sparse recrystallized type 6 clasts (containing rare chondrules) within a finer grained matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa26.7-26.8, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs15.2-22.4Wo0.4-0.9, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs7.6-7.9Wo38.6-44.7, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4-6 breccia).

Specimens: 9.61 g including one polished thin section at UWB; the remainder is held by Mr. P. Mani.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2008 Feb
Mass (g):44.9
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):26.7-26.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.2-22.4
Wollastonite (mol%):0.4-0.9
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):9.61
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:P. Mani
Comments:PCM15-E; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 9 Oct 2023)
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 9429 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1876 unapproved names)

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