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Northwest Africa 6235
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6235
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6235
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 216 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 98  (2010)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 649 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 21 May 2010
Revised 28 May 2010: Changed official name by vote of NomCom
Writeup from MB online:

Northwest Africa 6235        30°55.68’N, 4°51.50’W

Fezzou Village, Morocco

Found: 15 Sep 2005

Classification: Ureilite

History: The finder and collector of both meteorites, Northwest Africa 6235 and Northwest Africa 6236, originally called Fezzou (a) and Fezzou (b), respectively, is Mr. Mosudiqu Aziz, who is a Moroccan shepherd and living in Alnif, Morocco. Mr. Ichiro Katagi, who is a dealer of rocks and meteorites, purchased them from Mr. Mosudiqu Aziz at Alnif. The submitter, Sawada, bought them from Mr. Katagi at the Mineral Tokyo Show in Tokyo, Japan.

Geochemistry: Ca-rich pyroxene (Fs4.1-6.3Wo24.4-36.6); diamond (Raman peak: 1334 - 1336 cm-1). C (3.34 wt%). Carbon isotope analysis (D. Dettman, UAz): δ13C: -2.35±0.07 per mil (vs. PDB); Oxygen isotope analysis (by K. Nagao, UTok; M. Kusakabe, UToy, I. Ahn and J. I. Lee, KOPRI): δ17O: 3.98 ± 0.57 per mil (vs. SMOW); δ18O: 8.08 ± 0.47 per mil (vs. SMOW).

Data from:
  Table 1
  Line 51:
State/Prov/County:Fezzou Village
Date:15 Sep 2005
Mass (g):216
Fayalite (mol%):4.1-22.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.0-19.2
Wollastonite (mol%):0.33-10.6
Classifier:Y. Sawada, ShiU; T. Endo, H. Nishido, OkaU; K. Nagao, UTok; M. Kusakabe, UToy; I. Ahn and J. I. Lee, KOPRI.
Type spec mass (g):22.05
Type spec location:NSMT
Main mass:Sawada
Finder:Mosudiqu Aziz
Comments:Submitted by Sawada
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
UAz: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, United States (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
UTok: University Museum, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan (institutional address; updated 3 Oct 2021)
KOPRI: Korea Polar Research Institute, 26 Songdomirae-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea, 406-840, South Korea; Website (institutional address; updated 20 Dec 2014)
OkaU: Institute for Study of the Earth's Interior, Okayama University, Misasa Tottori 682-0193, Japan (institutional address)
ShiU: Department of Geoscience, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Shimane University, 1060 Nishikawatsu-cho, Matsue, 690-8504, Japan (institutional address; updated 21 May 2010)
UToy: Department of Environmental Biology and Chemistry The University of Toyama, Gofuku 3190, Toyama-shi, 930-8555, Japan (institutional address; updated 21 May 2010)
NSMT: National Museum of Nature and Science, 4-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0005, JAPAN, Japan; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jun 2014)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 98, MAPS 45, 1530-1551 (2010)
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     Recommended::   (30° 55' 41"N, 4° 51' 30"W)

     This is 1 of 62 approved meteorites from Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
     This is 1 of 2012 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 35 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Fezzou (a) (Renamed NWA by action of nomcom 5/28/10)

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