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Northwest Africa 6946
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6946
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6946
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 71 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10922 approved meteorites (plus 6 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 27 Jul 2012
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Writeup from MB 101:

Northwest Africa 6946 (NWA 6946)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2010 May

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Purchased by F. Kuntz from a Moroccan dealer in May 2010.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Mostly recrystallized with a few indistinct chondrules.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.2-25.0), orthopyroxene (Fs20.1±0.0Wo1.3-1.5), clinopyroxene (Fs7.0-8.3Wo45.8-44.8).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6).

Specimens: The main mass is held by Kuntz. A total of 15 g of material and one polished thin section are on deposit at PSF.

Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2010 May
Mass (g):71
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.2-25.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.1±0.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3-1.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):15
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K171; 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)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6752 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2052 unapproved names)

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