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Northwest Africa 10868
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10868
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10868
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 351 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 22 Oct 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10868 (NWA 10868)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: June 2016

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5, melt breccia)

History: The meteorite was purchased in 2016 from a meteorite dealer at the mineral fair in St.Marie aux mines, France.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a dark-grayish interior and is composed of chondritic fragments separated from each other by abundant up to 8 mm wide shock melt veins. Chondritic fragments are of L type and contain some relict chondrules; plagioclase grains size is 40 μm.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:St.Marie aux Mines, France
Date:P June 2016
Mass (g):351.1
Pieces:1
Class:L5-melt breccia
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.3±0.3 (n=11)
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.8±0.1 (n=11)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±0.2 (n=11)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):23.8
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
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: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6916 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2027 unapproved names)

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