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NWA 10295 (32.15 gram)

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Classification: Chondrite L3.5 S2/W1
Place/Time: 2015 in Quarzazate, Morocco
Mass: 600g

Physical characteristics: Single stone with weathered fusion crust. A 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. Apparent mean chondrule diameter 514±324 µm, n=28.
Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Chondrule olivine Fa22.1±11.1, Cr2O3=0.11±0.20 (wt%), n=12; chondrule low-Ca pyroxene Fs16.6±5.8Wo1.5±1.3, n=19.
Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3), estimated subtype 3.5 based on mean values of Fa and Fs and 1-sigma standard deviation.