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Martian Meteorite 17.4g | Mars Shergottite SNC Group - NWA 10441

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Type: Shergottite
Origin: MARS
Official name: NWA 10441
Description: A complete 17.4 gram individual specimen of Mars Meteorite NWA 10441 Shergottite. This meteorite displays several deep vugs and prolific dark shock mottling.  
What you get: 17.4g NWA10441 Martian Meteorite Specimen as Shown, Membrane Storage/Display Box, signed Certificate of Authenticity
History: This Martian meteorite was one of my first Martian classifications. It was acquired on expedition in Morocco in April 2015 with my former partner Sean. My name appears in the history section of the official Meteoritical Society write-up included below.
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ID - NWA1044120170003
Northwest Africa 10441
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10441
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10441
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 239 g
Recommended:   Martian (shergottite)   

This is 1 of 153 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Martian (shergottite).   
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Comments: Approved 26 Dec 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10441 (NWA 10441)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: April 2015

Classification: Martian meteorite (Shergottite)

History: Purchased by team eegooblago (Brahim Tahiri, Dustin Dickens and Sean Tutorow) while on expedition in Northwest Africa and Western Sahara in April and May 2015.

Physical characteristics: Six indentical appearing stones with no fusion crust. Saw-cut surfaces show an intergranular mix of light-green pyroxene and maskelynite. Dark colored melt veins and pockets are prominent, with most showing significant vesiculation.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This meteorite consists of ~50% pyroxene, ~30% maskelynite, and ~15% shock melt. Pyroxenes show igneous zoning, and some are partially melted from shock. Shock melt domains are up to 1 cm wide and many contain vesicles 1-3 mm in diameter. All plagioclase has been transformed to maskelynite. Fe-sulfide, Ti-magnetite, ilmenite, and silica observed.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Pigeonite Fs49.5±9.2Wo15.7±3.3, Fe/Mn=36±3, n=31; augite Fs28.4±6.7Wo33.3±2.0, Fe/Mn=32±3, n=33; maskelynite An53.8±1.7Ab44.2±2.0Or2.1±0.7.

Classification: Martian (shergottite).

Specimens: 20.5 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Sean Tutorow holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase: Northwest Africa
Date: P April 2015
Mass (g): 238.79
Pieces: 6
Class: Martian (shergottite)
Shock stage: high
Weathering grade: moderate
Ferrosilite (mol%): 49.5±9.2, 28.4±6.7
Wollastonite (mol%): 15.7±3.3, 33.3±2.0
Classifier: C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g): 20.5
Type spec location: UNM
Main mass: Sean Tutorow
Comments: Field name G613; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States. (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)

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