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Northwest Africa 10608
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10608
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10608
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.01 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 315 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 24 Apr 2016
Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10608 (NWA 10608)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Purchased by Jay Piatek in Morocco, 2016.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, weathered exterior without fusion crust; broken surface reveals numerous white feldspathic clasts set in a dark-gray groundmass.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows a fragmental breccia with numerous olivine, pigeonite, and augite grains set in a dominant feldspathic matrix. Lithic and melt clasts also observed. Pigeonite, augite, and olivine show igneous crystallization, iron-enrichment trends.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and S. Spilde, UNM) Olivine Fa22.2±15.5, Fe/Mn=91±7, n=15; pigeonite Fs32.3±10.6Wo5.7±3.4, Fe/Mn=58±4, n=7; augite Fs21.2±13.4Wo39.1±5.3, Fe/Mn=50±14, n=3; plagioclase An95.3±2.4, n=2.

Classification: Lunar feldspathic breccia

Specimens: 20.8 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Jay Piatek holds the main mass.

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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2016
Mass (g):2014
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):22.2±15.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):32.3±10.6; 21.2±13.4
Wollastonite (mol%):5.7±3.4; 39.1±5.3
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):20.8
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Jay Piatek
Comments:Field name JP-210; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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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     This is 1 of 9116 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1873 unapproved names)

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