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Northwest Africa 10513
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10513
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10513
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 40 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  L5-melt breccia
Recommended:  L5-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites classified as L5-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 3 Feb 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10513 (NWA 10513)

Morocco

Purchased: 2015 Dec

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5, melt breccia)

History: Purchased by Ke Zuokai in Dec. 2015 from a Moroccan dealer.

Physical characteristics: One single stone. No fusion crust.

Petrography: A few chondrules (size of 0.6-1.7 mm) are present. Most are porphyritic olivine and pyroxene chondrules. Part of the host is completely melted due to shock impact.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa23.2-25.7), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs20.2-21.1Wo1.0-1.7).

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Beijing, China
Date:P 2015 Dec
Mass (g):40
Pieces:1
Class:L5-melt breccia
Shock stage:S6
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.2±0.7 (n=10)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.5±0.3 (n=7)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.2 (n=7)
Classifier:Wu Y., PMO
Type spec mass (g):11 g
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:Ke Zuokai
Comments:Submitted by Hsu W.
Institutions
   and collections
PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1390 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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