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Northwest Africa 6315
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6315
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6315
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 184 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 426 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 10 Dec 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 6315 (NWA 6315)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2007

Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite)

Petrography: (A. Greshake, MNB) The meteorite displays a grayish interior and is dominantly composed of blocky mm-sized orthopyroxene crystals. Minor phases are olivine, calcic plagioclase, chromite and FeNi metal.

Geochemistry: olivine: Fa28.2; low-Ca pyroxene: Fs23.4Wo3.2; calcic plagioclase: An88.2-93

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Bruegg, Switzerland
Date:P 2007
Mass (g):184
Pieces:1
Class:Diogenite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):28.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.4
Wollastonite (mol%):3.2
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21.2
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Beat Booz
Comments:BB-23; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Catalogs:
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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