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Northwest Africa 10376
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10376
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10376
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 20 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Lunar
Recommended:  Lunar    [explanation]

This is 1 of 89 approved meteorites classified as Lunar.   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 1 Nov 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10376 (NWA 10376)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015

Classification: Lunar meteorite

History: The meteorite was purchased from the meteorite dealer Med Lamine Ahmed.

Physical characteristics: One small grayish individual lacking any fusion crust was found in the northern Sahara.

Petrography: The meteorite is a polymict breccia composed of lithic and mineral clasts consolidated in a fine-grained clastic, partly molten and recrystallized matrix. Lithic clasts are dominantly basaltic and gabbroic, mineral clasts include up to 200 μm sized olivine, exsolved pyroxene, and feldspar grains. Accessories are Ti-chromite, pyrrhotite, ilmenite, and silica. Some calcite weathering veins are present.

Geochemistry: low-Ca pyroxene: Fs29.3Wo4.8 FeO/MnO=51; Ca-pyroxene: Fs16.3±1.3Wo36.3±2.5 (Fs4.1-18.8Wo31.1-40, n=11, FeO/MnO=41-65); feldspar: An86.3±11.4Ab13.1±11 (An56-93.6Ab6.3-42.3, n=16)

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2015
Mass (g):20
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):33.3±0.6 (32.8-35.7, n=18)
Ferrosilite (mol%):29.3; 16.3
Wollastonite (mol%):4.8; 36.3
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):4.1
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. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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