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Northwest Africa 10726
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10726
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10726
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 853 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  Pallasite
Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 51 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Approved 16 Jul 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10726 (NWA 10726)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016

Classification: Pallasite

History: The meteorite was bought in 2016 from Mohamed Aid, Morocco.

Petrography: The meteorite consists of large up to 1 cm sized angular to subrounded olivine crystals surrounded and crossed by a matrix of brownish iron oxides or hydroxides. Only few small patches of primary Fe-Ni metal were detected. One large schreibersite grain was found in the section studied.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2016
Mass (g):853
Pieces:5
Class:Pallasite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:high
Fayalite (mol%):12.9±0.1 (n=15)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):22.5
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 7035 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2000 unapproved names)

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