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Northwest Africa 6952
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6952
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6952
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 673 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1752 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [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 6952 (NWA 6952)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Aug 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

Petrography: Fairly well-developed, medium-sized chondrules. Olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, chromite, troilite and altered kamacite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.6-25.1), orthopyroxene (Fs20.7-20.8Wo1.5-1.7), clinopyroxene (Fs7.7-8.6Wo44.2-44.4).

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1553:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P Aug 2010
Mass (g):673
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.6-25.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.7-20.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5-1.7
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):49
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)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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John A. Shea   
Mike Markowitz   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8037 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1947 unapproved names)

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