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Northwest Africa 6226
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6226
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6226
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 890 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 325 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 14 Oct 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 6226 (NWA 6226)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2008

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

History: Purchased in 2008 by Derick Bowers from a dealer in Midelt, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Well-formed chondrules (apparent diameter 1.1±0.7 mm) are set in a sparse finer-grained matrix containing altered metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.9-28.7, Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.01-0.03 wt.%, N = 6), orthopyroxene (Fs3.8-41.6Wo0.3-3.3, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs15.9-22.0Wo18.0-31.6, N =2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3).

Specimens: 28 g at UWB; remainder with Mr. D. Bowers.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Midelt
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):890
Pieces:1
Class:LL3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2/3
Fayalite (mol%):24.9-28.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.8-41.6
Wollastonite (mol%):0.3-3.3
Magnetic suscept.:3.96
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):28
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:D. Bowers
Comments:field name DB10-2; 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)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Edward Krikorian   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7035 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2000 unapproved names)

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