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Northwest Africa 10478
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10478
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10478
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 60 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  LL4
Recommended:  LL4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 368 approved meteorites classified as LL4.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 8 Jan 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10478 (NWA 10478)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL4)

History: The meteorite was purchased from the Moroccan meteorite dealer Adam Ait-hiba at the mineral fair in Munich, Germany.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a well defined chondritic texture of chondrules belonging to various petrological types about 0.9 mm in diameter set into a fine-grained matrix of chondrule and mineral fragments and FeNi metal. Olivine is compositionally equilibrated, pyroxene still unequilibrated.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P 2015
Mass (g):60
Pieces:1
Class:LL4
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):27±0.4 (n=20)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.2±3.5 (14.2-24.6, n=36)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.6 (0.3-3.7, n=36)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):12.0
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 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: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7320 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1973 unapproved names)

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