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Northwest Africa 6468
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6468
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6468
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1112 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  R4
Recommended:  R4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 58 approved meteorites classified as R4.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 30 Apr 2014
Data from:
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Place of purchase:Ouarzazate
Date:P 2010-10
Mass (g):1112
Pieces:1
Class:R4
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):39.7±0.4 (n=9); NiO 0.1-0.62%
Ferrosilite (mol%):29.3±0.3 (n=2); 12.0±0.7 (n=8)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.2 (n=2); 48.3±0.5 (n=8)
Classifier:Y. Wu, PMO
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:Ke Zuokai
Comments:Matrix 55 vol%; numerous chondrules, most irregularly shaped, 0.2 to 4 mm.; submitted by W. Hsu, PMO
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PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7035 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2000 unapproved names)

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