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Northwest Africa 10383
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10383
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10383
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 106 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 371 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 18 Oct 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10383 (NWA 10383)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Bougth by Luc Labenne in Erfoud in 2015

Physical characteristics: A single crusted stone. Cut surface reveals a brown interior with large well delineated chondrules. A lighter cm chondritic clast is visible.

Petrography: Well delineated tightly packed chondrules. Chondrule mesostatis is quenched. Dusty olivine is found in some chondrules.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa18.4±11.4 (range 0.6-31.6, PMD=57%, N=11). Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.24±0.14 wt% (N=9). Low-Ca pyroxene Fs24.4±20.8Wo1.7±0.9 (Fs1.8-52.0, N=3). log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 3.48.

Classification: LL3, brecciated. LL group based on magnetic susceptibility. Estimated sub-type 3.15 from Cr2O3 content in ferroan olivine.

Specimens: 24.7 g at CEREGE. Main mass with Labenne

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2015
Mass (g):106
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):18.4±11.4 (PMD=57%, N=11)
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.4±20.8 (N=3)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7±0.9
Magnetic suscept.:3.48
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, H. Pourkhorsandi, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):24.7
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Labenne Luc
Finder:Labenne Luc
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Labenne: 23, rue de Esperance, 75013 Paris, France; Website (private address; updated 29 Aug 2012)
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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