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Northwest Africa 6312
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6312
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6312
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1496 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 510 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 10 Dec 2013
Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):1496
Pieces:1
Class:Ureilite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):18.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.9
Wollastonite (mol%):8.2
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):23.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Beat Booz
Comments:The meteorite consists predominantly of up to 1.5 mm sized blocky olivine and pigeonite grains. Olivine shows characteristic reduced rims. Carbon is present as graphite. Reduced rims in olivine: Fa4.9-13.7.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Beat Booz         
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6877 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2037 unapproved names)

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