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Northwest Africa 6169
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6169
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6169
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 270 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  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 14 Oct 2015
Data from:
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Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):270
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.6 (20.0-33.9, N=11)
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.0 (24.0-4.5, N=7)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.7 (0.3-5.4, N=7)
Classifier:M. Zolensky, JSC and R. Pickard, BathO
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:AMSA
Main mass:Gary Fujihara
Comments:Closely packed, round chondrules up to 7 mm, in a finer grained matrix. Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine is 0.04-0.75 wt.%, mean 0.2 wt.%, N = 11, suggests subtype 3.15-3.2; submitted by M. Zolensky, NASA JSC and R. Pickard, Bathurst Observatory Research Facility
Institutions
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JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
BathO: Bathurst Observatory Research Facility, 624 Limekilns Road, Kelso NSW 2795, Australia (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
AMSA: Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
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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:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1505 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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