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Northwest Africa 6509
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6509
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6509
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 106.6 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  LL3.6
Recommended:  LL3.6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites classified as LL3.6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 31 May 2012
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Northwest Africa 6509 (NWA 6509)

Morocco

Purchased: 31 Oct 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3.6)

Petrography: Chondrules average ~700 μm in apparent diameter. Chondrule glass absent. Low-Ca pyroxene exhibits polysynthetic twins.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1404:
Place of purchase:Purchased from G. Fujihara
Date:P 31 Oct 2010
Mass (g):106.6
Pieces:1
Class:LL3.6
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):10.0±8.5 (1.2-30.1, n=23)
Ferrosilite (mol%):8.3±6.3 (1.1-21.8, n=18)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2±0.8
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):20.35
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:JUtas
Finder:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by JUtas
Institutions
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
JUtas: Jason Utas, United States (private address; updated 8 Jun 2010)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1502 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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