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Northwest Africa 6356
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6356
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6356
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 554 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Ureilite-pmict
Recommended:  Ureilite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 35 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Comments: Approved 4 Jan 2011
Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 6356 (NWA 6356)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2005

Classification: Ureilite (polymict)

History: The stone was purchased by H. Stehlik in Munich from an anonymous dealer.

Physical characteristics: One piece of 554 g is grayish-brown in color. Fusion crust is absent.

Petrography: (C. Lorenz, Vernad). Polymict breccia dominated by fragments of a coarse-grained olivine rock, embedded in fine-grained clastic matrix. Melt rocks, chondrule fragments and carbonaceous chondrite clasts are present. The accessory minerals are pyroxene, feldspar, metal, troilite and chromite. Carbon occurs as graphite and rarely as a dense modification, probably diamond.

Geochemistry: (N. Kononkova, EMP, Vernad) Olivine (Fo78.1; Fe/Mn=41.6; 0.61 wt% Cr2O3; 0.32 wt% CaO) is zoned on the contacts with carbon up to Fo95 (Fe/Mn=10); pyroxene (En76.8Wo4.2, Fe/Mn=28.9; 1.1-1.5 wt% Cr2O3), feldspar (Ab85.8-89.5An3.9-10.7). Oxygen isotopic compositions: (I. Franchi, OU) δ18O = 7.84; δ17O = 3.32; Δ17O = -0.764.

Classification: Ureilite (polymict), degree of weathering is moderate.

Specimens: A total sample mass of 23 g and one thin section are on deposit at Vernad. H. Stehlik holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P 2005
Mass (g):554
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):12
Ferrosilite (mol%):14
Wollastonite (mol%):4.2
Classifier:C. A. Lorenz, Vernad.
Type spec mass (g):23
Type spec location:Vernad.
Main mass:H. Stehlik
Comments:Submitted by C. A. Lorenz
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
Stehlik: Harald Stehlik, 1220 Wien, Austria (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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     This is 1 of 9746 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1855 unapproved names)

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