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Northwest Africa 10663
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10663
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10663
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 45.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 516 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 1 Mar 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 10663 (NWA 10663)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016 Mar

Classification: Ureilite

History: Purchased in Temara, Morocco by Adam Aaronson in March 2016.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Protogranular aggregate of olivine and twinned pigeonite. Olivine has reduced magnesian rims associated with blebby Fe metal. Minor secondary calcite is present.

Geochemistry: Olivine (cores Fa19.2-19.3; rims Fa10.9-15.1, N = 4), pigeonite (Fs16.0-16.4Wo6.4-6.8, N = 3).

Classification: Ureilite.

Specimens: 9.6 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Aaronson.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Temara
Date:P 2016 Mar
Mass (g):45.7
Pieces:1
Class:Ureilite
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):19.2-19.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.0-16.4
Wollastonite (mol%):6.4-6.8
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):9.6
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:A. Aaronson
Comments:M1911; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Aaronson: Sahara Overland Ltd., Harhora, Temara, 12000, Morocco (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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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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