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Northwest Africa 10964
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10964
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10964
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 26 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 201 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
Comments: Approved 17 Dec 2016
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Northwest Africa 10964 (NWA 10964)

(Northwest Africa)

Find: 2015

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Purchased by Dustin Dickens from a nomad in Morocco, 2016.

Petrography: (Z. Guo, UWO) Dark impact melt with xenocrysts of plagioclase, olivine, and pyroxene and igneous clasts. A few metal grains are dispersed within the breccia. Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 3.38.

Geochemistry: Mineral composition and geochemistry: Fayalitic olivine Fa93.4±6.1 with Fe/Mn ratio of 77.4±7.4 (N=4); Ferroan olivine Fa49.7±10.4 with Fe/Mn ratio of 53.5±5.8 (N=6). Augite pyroxene Fs27.5±9.9Wo30.5±14.5, with Fe/Mn ratio of 63.0±13.8 (N=10). Plagioclase An96.6±0.5 (N=11).

Classification: Lunar, feldpathic breccia

Specimens: 5.3 g at UWO including a thin section.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
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Date:2015
Mass (g):26
Pieces:4
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):93.4±6.1 (N=4); 49.7±10.4 (N=6)
Ferrosilite (mol%):27.5±9.9 (N=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):30.5±14.5 (N=10)
Magnetic suscept.:3.38
Classifier:Z. Guo, UWO
Type spec mass (g):5.3
Type spec location:UWO
Main mass:Dustin Dickens
Comments:W0005; submitted by Audrey Bouvier
Institutions
   and collections
UWO: University of Western Ontario, Department of Earth Sciences, BGS 1026, 1151 Richmond St. N, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7, Canada (institutional address; updated 18 Jul 2015)
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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 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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