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Northwest Africa 6452
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6452
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6452
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 720 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 504 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 6 Sep 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 6452 (NWA 6452)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2007 Jan

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased by Alexandre Debienne in January 2007 from a dealer in Agadir, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Two identical brownish stones of 586 g and 134 g.

Petrography: (A. Krot, UHaw) The specimen consists of irregularly shaped chondrules and CAI in a very fine-grained matrix composed of lath-shaped olivine, Fe-Ni sulfides, nepheline and pyroxenes.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.6-61.5, N=50), orthopyroxene (Fs0.7-3.6Wo0.6-4.9, N=25).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Specimens: A total of 52.2 g of type material is on deposit with PSF. The remaining material from both stones is held by Mr. A. Debienne.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P 2007 Jan
Mass (g):720
Pieces:2
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):0.6-10.7; 58.9-61.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.7-3.6
Wollastonite (mol%):0.6-4.9
Classifier:A. Krot , UHaw
Type spec mass (g):37.7
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:A. Debienne
Comments:AD002; submitted by P. Sipiera
Institutions
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UHaw: Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawai'i, 2525 Correa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, United States (institutional address; updated 25 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Franco Vignato   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2035 unapproved names)

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