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Northwest Africa 6040
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6040
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6040
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 104 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 709 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 11 Mar 2016
Data from:
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Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):104
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):17.6±9.8 (1.2-31.6, n=43)
Ferrosilite (mol%):13.4±7.4 (4.9-22.1, n=15)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.7±0.8 (0.3-3.6, n=15)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20.8
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Carsten Giessler
Comments:Well defined chondrules ~0.6 mm in diameter in a fine-grained matrix of chondrule and mineral fragments and FeNi metal.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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