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Northwest Africa 10679
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10679
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10679
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 538 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  LL(L)3
Recommended:  LL(L)3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites classified as LL(L)3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 26 May 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10679 (NWA 10679)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 Oct

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL(L)3)

History: Purchased by Marc Jost from a Moroccan dealer at the Munich Show in October 2015.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Well formed, fairly closely-packed chondrules (apparent diameter 600±400 μm) are set in a finer grained brown matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa2.2-41.6; Cr2O3 in ferroan examples 0.08-0.21 wt.%, mean 0.13±0.05 wt.%, N = 7), orthopyroxene (Fs6.9Wo0.3), pigeonite (Fs20.7Wo14.6), subcalcic augite (Fs25.8Wo29.4), diopside (Fs1.8Wo42.1).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL(L)3).

Specimens: 21.7 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder held by SJS.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich
Date:P 2015 Oct
Mass (g):538
Pieces:1
Class:LL(L)3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):2.2-41.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):6.9; 20.7; 25.8; 1.8
Wollastonite (mol%):0.3; 14.6; 29.4; 42.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):21.7
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:Space Jewels Switzerland
Comments:SJS 16004; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   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, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
SJS: Space Jewels Switzerland, 2555 Brügg, Switzerland (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
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 7005 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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