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Northwest Africa 6159
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6159
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6159
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 662 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 583 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 21 Jan 2011
Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
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Origin or pseudonym:Northwest Africa
Place of purchase:Taliouine
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):662
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):1.9-10.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.7; 4.8
Wollastonite (mol%):0.6; 33.9
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):21.9
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:MMartin
Comments:some large CAI; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
MMartin: P.O. Box 164, Kaaawa, HI 96730, United States; Website (private address; updated 14 Jul 2013)
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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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Michael S. Scherman Photo added 19 Apr 2022
Piotr gural100 Photo added 19 Apr 2022
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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