Meteorite Thin Section - LL6 | NWA 10280 Ordinary Chondrite
|Northwest Africa 10280|
Name: Northwest Africa 10280
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10280
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass: 2.7 kg
This is 1 of 2634 approved meteorites classified as LL6. [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
|Comments:||Approved 4 Sep 2015|
Writeup from MB 104:
Northwest Africa 10280 (NWA 10280)
Purchased: 2014 Feb
Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6)
History: Purchased by Bob Falls in February 2014 from a Moroccan dealer at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.
Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia composed of indistinct recrystallized clasts containing some relict, relatively large chondrules.
Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa30.1-30.4, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fa23.9-24.6Wo2.1-2.3, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs10.3-11.42Wo436.5-42.0, N = 2).
Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6 breccia).
Specimens: 29.8 g including a polished thin section at UWB; the remainder is held by Mr. R. Falls.
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)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, in preparation (2015)
This is 1 of 5997 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2042 unapproved names)
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