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Northwest Africa 6063
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6063
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6063
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 129.3 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 598 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 5 Dec 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 6063 (NWA 6063)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2009

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a local meteorite dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Dark brownish rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is predominantly composed of abundant small chondrules, CAIs, and mineral fragments set into a fine-grained dark brownish matrix. Chondrules have a mean diameter of about 0.2 mm and are partly surrounded by fine-grained dust rims. Opaque phases are FeNi-metal and troilite. Some chondrules show reddish staining due to terrestrial weathering.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):129.3
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Shock stage:S2
Fayalite (mol%):18.3±17.9 (0.4-52.3, n=29)
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.9±0.2 (0.6-1.2, n=15)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.1 (0.9-1.4, n=15)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Fabien Kuntz
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8136 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1942 unapproved names)

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