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Northwest Africa 6779
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6779
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6779
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 508 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11582 approved meteorites (plus 10 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 13 Sep 2013
Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Saguia el Hamra
Origin or pseudonym:Near Amgala, between Zemmour and Hamada
Date:2000
Latitude:26°15'N
Longitude:11°35'W
Mass (g):507.5
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):23.6±0.6 (N=34)
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.9±0.5 (N=23)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±0.4 (N=23)
Magnetic suscept.:4.56
Classifier:W. De Vos
Type spec mass (g):507.5
Type spec location:RBINS
Main mass:RBINS
Comments:Submitted by Walter De Vos
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RBINS: Marleen De Ceukelaire Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, rue Vautier 29 - 1000 Brussels, Belgium (institutional address; updated 15 Jul 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Western Sahara
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (26° 15'N, 11° 35'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 97 approved meteorites from Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara
     This is 1 of 239 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 19 unapproved names)
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