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Northwest Africa 6639
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6639
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6639
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1400 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L5/6
Recommended:  L5/6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 165 approved meteorites classified as L5/6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 19 Jul 2011
Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1451:
Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2011 Feb
Mass (g):1400
Pieces:2
Class:L5/6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1/2
Fayalite (mol%):25±0.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):21±1
Classifier:K. Metzler, IfP
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:M. Cottingham
Comments:Submitted by K. Metzler
Institutions
   and collections
IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Michael S. Scherman   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6672 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2024 unapproved names)

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