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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:
Recommended:  L3-5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 23 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)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8777 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1879 unapproved names)

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