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Northwest Africa 6063
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6063
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6063
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 129.3 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 618 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 5 Dec 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 6063 (NWA 6063)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2009

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a local meteorite dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Dark brownish rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is predominantly composed of abundant small chondrules, CAIs, and mineral fragments set into a fine-grained dark brownish matrix. Chondrules have a mean diameter of about 0.2 mm and are partly surrounded by fine-grained dust rims. Opaque phases are FeNi-metal and troilite. Some chondrules show reddish staining due to terrestrial weathering.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):129.3
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Shock stage:S2
Fayalite (mol%):18.3±17.9 (0.4-52.3, n=29)
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.9±0.2 (0.6-1.2, n=15)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.1 (0.9-1.4, n=15)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Fabien Kuntz
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8777 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1879 unapproved names)

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