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Northwest Africa 6255
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6255
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6255
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 3.2 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6726 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 Oct 2015
Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P Jan 2009
Mass (g):3200
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):22.7±0.2 (n=20)
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.6±0.4 (n=15)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Marcin Cimala
Comments:Plagioclase grain size about 30 µm.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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