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Northwest Africa 6496
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6496
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6496
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 856 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  LL3
Recommended:  LL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 343 approved meteorites classified as LL3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 17 Apr 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 6496 (NWA 6496)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Nov 2009

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3)

Physical characteristics: A rounded, desert-varnished stone was found. Abundant chondrules are visible on its surface.

Petrography: (A.E. Rubin, UCLA) Average chondrule diameter of ~600 μm is indicative of LL. Heterogeneity of olivine and pyroxene is indicative of type 3. Absence of isotropic glass indicates high type 3. Abundant polysynthetically twinned low-Ca pyroxene.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
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Date:P Nov 2009
Mass (g):856
Pieces:1
Class:LL3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.2±14.3 (1.1-35.3, n=9)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.1±9.2 (2.6-25.4, n=12)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.9 (n=12)
Classifier:A.E. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):37.2
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Utas
Finder:anonymous
Comments:[U1/NWAU211]. Purchased from Greg Hupe; submitted by J. Utas
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)
Hupe: (old address—now see GHupé or AHupé) G. and A. Hupe, 2616 Lake Youngs Court SE, Renton, WA 98058., United States (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7354 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1958 unapproved names)

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