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NWA 10296 (5.99 gram)

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Classification: Chondrite L3.15 S3/W2
Place/Time: 01.2015 in Morocco
Mass: 566g

History: Purchased by Marcin Cimala in Tantan, January 2015.
Physical characteristics: Single stone with weathered exterior. Saw cuts shows many densely packed chondrules set in dark-brown matrix.
Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows numerous porphyritic chondrules, most with mesostasis or glass. Abundant opaque matrix. Apparent mean chondrule diameter 594±227 μm, n=18.
Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Chondrule olivine Fa19.5±10.1, Cr2O3=0.19±0.17 (wt%), n=30; chondrule low-Ca pyroxene Fs12.7±8.0Wo0.5±0.4, n=12.
Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3.15), subtype 3.15 based on mean values of Fa and Fs and 1-sigma standard deviation, and on the ferroan olivine mean value of Cr2O3 and 1-sigma standard deviation (Grossman and Brearley, 2005).