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Northwest Africa 6816
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6816
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6816
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 6.86 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10720 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 17 May 2011
Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Place of purchase:Los Angeles
Date:2010
Mass (g):6859.4
Pieces:44
Class:L6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.3±0.1
Classifier:Alan Rubin
Type spec mass (g):61.73
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:Submitted by Alan Rubin
Institutions
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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Michael S. Scherman   
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1326 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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