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Northwest Africa 10201
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10201
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10201
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 53.3 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  LL5
Recommended:  LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3182 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL5.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 5 Jun 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10201 (NWA 10201)

Northwest Africa

Purchased: 2014

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL5)

History: 1 stone weighing 53.3 g was found in Morocco in 2014. David Holden acquired the sample from a meteorite prospector in Erfoud 2014.

Physical characteristics: The stone is green and has a flattened triangular shape. Approximately 12% of the stone is covered by a weathered fusion crust. The cut face of the interior of the stone is light grey in color and displays small chondrules, chondrule fragments, orange clasts and fresh flakes of metal.

Petrography: Description and classification (A. Love, App): Sample displays recrystallized chondritic texture composed of close-packed, deformed chondrules (avg. diam. 656 μm) and clasts of fine-grained impact melt rock.

Geochemistry: (A. Love, App) Olivine Fa28.9±0.4, N=8; Low Ca pyroxene Fs24.0±0.8Wo1.9±0.4, N=8

Specimens: An endcut and one slice weighing 10.71 g, and a polished thin section are currently on deposit at App.

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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2014
Mass (g):53.3
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):28.9±0.4 (N=8)
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.0±0.8 (N=8)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9±0.4
Classifier:A. Love, App
Type spec mass (g):10.71
Type spec location:App
Main mass:David Holden
Comments:Submitted by Anthony Love
   and collections
App: Department of Geology, 572 Rivers St., Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Mar 2013)
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 8559 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1896 unapproved names)

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