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Northwest Africa 6260
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6260
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6260
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1130 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  LL7
Recommended:  LL7    [explanation]

This is 1 of 85 approved meteorites classified as LL7.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 22 Oct 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 6260 (NWA 6260)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2010 Apr

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL7)

History: Purchased in 2010 April by Hanno Strufe from a Moroccan dealer in Erfoud.

Physical characteristics: A single 1130 g greenish stone with partial fusion crust.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Poikiloblastic texture with no chondrules. Constituent minerals are olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, chromite, chlorapatite, altered kamacite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa31.8-32.0, orthopyroxene Fs25.1-25.3Wo3.2-3.5, clinopyroxene Fs12.7-13.3Wo39.7-38.2.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite LL7. This specimen has a poikiloblastic texture with no chondrules but Fa range is consistent with LL.

Specimens: A total of 22.5 g of material and one polished thin section are on deposit at UWB. Mr. H. Strufe holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB102
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Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2010 Apr
Mass (g):1130
Pieces:1
Class:LL7
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):31.8-32.0 (n=5)
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.1-25.3
Wollastonite (mol%):3.2-3.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):22.5
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:H. Strufe
Comments:H135; 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)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8777 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1879 unapproved names)

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