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Northwest Africa 10560
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10560
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10560
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 6.16 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 481 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 26 Mar 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 10560 (NWA 10560)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015 Nov

Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite)

History: Purchased by Darryl Pitt in November 2015 from a dealer in Guelmim, Morocco

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Matrix-poor breccia composed of angular diogenite clasts and orthopyroxene grains of varying size. Predominantly orthopyroxene (some with undulose extinction) plus accessory chromite, stained Ni-free metal and troilite.

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene (Fs27.6-27.7Wo3.2-3.5, FeO/MnO = 25-26, N = 3).

Classification: Diogenite (monomict breccia).

Specimens: 23.65 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with DPitt.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Guelmim
Date:P 2015 Nov
Mass (g):6160
Pieces:1
Class:Diogenite
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):27.6-27.7
Wollastonite (mol%):3.2-3.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):23.65
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:D. Pitt
Comments:MAC 010; 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)
DPitt: Darryl Pitt, 225 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024, United States; Website (private address)
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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 8025 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1951 unapproved names)

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