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Northwest Africa 6017
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6017
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6017
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 212 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 111  (2023)  L3-5
Recommended:  L3-5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 24 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3-5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 12 Nov 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 6017 (NWA 6017)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2009 Oct

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3-5)

History: Purchased from a Moroccan mineral dealer at the mineral show in Munich, Germany

Petrography: (K. Metzler, IfP) Genomict ordinary chondrite breccia with moderate amounts of Fe-Ni metal. It is dominated by chondritic components of petrologic type 5, with smaller amounts of type 3 components. Shock-darkened chondrite clasts and clast-poor impact melt rocks occur.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Mean compositions of olivine and low-Ca pyroxene in the various clast types: Petrologic type 3: Fa16.6±6.9 (Fa8.8-30.0; n=15); Fs11.5±5.5Wo1.3±1.0 (Fs3.8-22.8Wo0.1-2.9; n=10). Petrologic type 5: Fa24.9±0.2 (Fa24.5-25.2; n=9); Fs20.5±0.4Wo1.4±0.2 (Fs19.8-21.1Wo1.2-1.6; n=9).

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Munich
Date:P 2009 Oct
Mass (g):212
Pieces:1
Class:L3-5
Shock stage:C-S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):16.6±6.9; 24.9±0.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.5±5.5; 20.5±0.4
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±1.0; 1.4±0.2
Classifier:K. Metzler, IfP
Type spec mass (g):24
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Anonymous
Comments:Submitted by K. Metzler, IfP
Institutions
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IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F. M., Grossman J. N., Schrader D. L., Chabot N. L., D’Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Joy K. H., Komatsu M. and Miao B. (2023) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 111. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 58, 901–904. ?
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 9570 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1871 unapproved names)

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