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NWA 10075 L5 Chondrite Meteorite Part Slice weighing 3.01g


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NWA 10075 L5 Chondrite Meteorite Part Slice weighing 3.01g


Northwest Africa 10075
Basic informationName: Northwest Africa 10075
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10075
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 461 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:MB 104  (2015)L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7136 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondritesL chondrites (type 4-7)Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)

Comments:Approved 11 Apr 2015

Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10075 (NWA 10075)

Northwest Africa

Purchased: 2014-Oct

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Purchased by Fabien Kuntz in October 2014 from a Moroccan dealer at the Munich Show.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Sparse chondrules.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.8-25.0, N = 2), orthopyroxene (Fs20.6-20.7Wo1.3-1.5, N = 2), clinopyroxene (Fs6.8-7.6Wo45.4-45.0, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5).

Specimens: 54.12 g including one polished thin section at PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Munich
Date:P 2014-Oct
Mass (g):461
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.8-25.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.6-20.7
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3-1.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):54.12
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K235; submitted by A. Irving