Northwest Africa 11301
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11301
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11301
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1995
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 911 g
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 269 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 31 May 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 11301 (NWA 11301)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 1995

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Purchased by Ken Regelman in 1995 from a Moroccan dealer.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Fairly closely packed, well-formed chondrules (apparent diameter 700400 μm, N = 15) occur in a sparse matrix.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa1.4-53.0, Cr2O3 in ferroan examples 0.02-0.07 wt.%, mean 0.030.02 wt.%, N = 8), orthopyroxene (Fs4.6-25.3Wo0.4-3.4, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs1.3-2.8Wo46.7-46.5, N = 2). Magnetic susceptibility log χ ( 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.32.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3).

Specimens: 21.8 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with mr. K. Regelman.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 1995
Mass (g):911
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):1.4-53.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):4.6-25.3
Wollastonite (mol%):0.4-3.4
Magnetic suscept.:4.32
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):21.8
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:K. Regelman
Comments:Work name ARN17-3; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
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)
ARN: Kenneth Regelman, Astronomical Research Network, 206 Bellwood Ave., Maplewood, MN 55117, United States; Website (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106, in preparation (2017)