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Northwest Africa 6138
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6138
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6138
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 79.3 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  LL3.7
Recommended:  LL3.7    [explanation]

This is 1 of 29 approved meteorites classified as LL3.7.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 2 May 2011
Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Los Angeles
Date:P April 2002
Mass (g):79.31
Pieces:8
Class:LL3.7
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):29.1±1.6 (n=8)
Classifier:Alan Rubin UCLA
Type spec mass (g):16.08
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:Very large chondrules. Discernable recrystallized matrix. Abundant low-Ca cpx with polysynthetic twins. No glass in chondrules.; submitted by S. Tutorow
Institutions
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8402 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1899 unapproved names)

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