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Northwest Africa 6951
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6951
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6951
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1481 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6327 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 21 Feb 2012
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Northwest Africa 6951 (NWA 6951)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Jun 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

Petrography: Sparse chondrules and chondrule remnants. Some metal is ragged in shape. Olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, chromite, troilite and altered kamacite. Secondary iron hydroxide veinlets crosscut the specimen.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.5±0.0), orthopyroxene (Fs20.0-20.2Wo1.8-1.5), clinopyroxene (Fs7.1-8.5Wo45.5-43.9).

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1552:
Place of purchase:Taliouine
Date:P Jun 2010
Mass (g):1481
Pieces:2
Class:L5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.5±0.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.0-20.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8-1.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):56
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:J. Higgins
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Mike Markowitz   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6624 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2037 unapproved names)

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