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Northwest Africa 6430
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6430
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6430
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 506 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 704 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 16 Sep 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 6430 (NWA 6430)

Morocco

Purchased: Feb 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

Physical characteristics: One single stone with 60% fresh black fusion crust.

Petrography: Contains a large abundance of matrix. Though it is highly weathered, chromite exsolution is visible within olivine grains, indicating petrologic type <3.2

Specimens: 21.3 g mass includes thin section on deposit at the SI

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1376:
Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P Feb 2010
Mass (g):506
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):21.5 (12.6-44.2, n=10)
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.8 (0.7-35.5, n=13)
Wollastonite (mol%):7.6 (0.1-41.2, n=13)
Classifier:C. Corrigan and T. McCoy, SI
Type spec mass (g):21.3
Type spec location:SI
Main mass:Bob Evans
Comments:Submitted by C. Corrigan and T. McCoy
Institutions
   and collections
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1476 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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