header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 14 Oct 2020
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Include past classifications in search
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Northwest Africa 10317
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10317
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10317
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 11 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Lunar
Recommended:  Lunar    [explanation]

This is 1 of 89 approved meteorites classified as Lunar.   [show all]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
Comments: Approved 7 Oct 2015
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10317 (NWA 10317)

Morocco

Purchased: 6 Jul 2015

Classification: Lunar meteorite

History: Histroy: The single individual of 11.0 g was found Morocco and purchased in Dakhla, Morocco, July 6, 2015.

Petrography: (A. Bischoff and S. Ebert, IfP) Fine-grained breccia consisting of small mineral and lithic clasts of anorthositic rocks, impact melt rocks and breccias, granulitic lithologies, anorthite, olivine, pyroxenes, and opaques embedded in a fine-grained, well-lithified matrix.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Olivine (Fa34.1±2.3, range: Fa28.8-36.9; mean Fe/Mn =96, n = 10), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs28.2-69.2Wo3.8-19.5, mean Fe/Mn = 46.2, n = 5), Ca-pyroxene (Fs16.9-63.2Wo24.8-39.2, Fe/Mn = 57.4), plagioclase (An96.0±1.5; range: An92.8-97.3; n = 9)

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic breccia)

Specimens: 2.2 g including one polished thin section at IfP; main mass with S. Decker (Meteorite-Museum, 55430 Oberwesel, Germany)

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Dakhla, Morocco
Date:P 6 Jul 2015
Mass (g):11
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Classifier:A. Bischoff and S. Ebert, IfP
Type spec mass (g):2.2
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:S. Decker (Meteorite-Museum, 55430 Oberwesel, Germany)
Finder:Unknown
Comments:Comment: Field Number: 05/2015; submitted by Ebert S.
Institutions
   and collections
IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1505 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

Direct link to this page