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Northwest Africa 6956
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6956
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6956
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1350 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11577 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 21 Feb 2012
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Northwest Africa 6956 (NWA 6956)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Jul 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

Petrography: Largely recrystallized with rare indistinct chondrules. Olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, altered kamacite, chromite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa24.7-24.8), orthopyroxene (Fs20.9±0.0Wo1.8±0.0), clinopyroxene (Fs8.2-8.7Wo44.5-43.1).

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1556:
Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P Jul 2011
Mass (g):1350
Pieces:many
Class:L6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1/2
Fayalite (mol%):24.7-24.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.9±0.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8±0.0
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):22
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:G. Fujihara
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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Gregor H.   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7885 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1958 unapproved names)

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