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Northwest Africa 669
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 669
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 669
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 908 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 107  (2018)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11997 approved meteorites (plus 6 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 20 Oct 2018
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Northwest Africa 669 (NWA 669)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2001

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

Petrography: Chondrules are recrystallized and poorly defined. A few plagioclase grains reach 100 ┬Ám in diameter. Olivine has undulose extinction. Silicate-rich shock veins (~50 μm × 6 mm) including small metal blebs cut across the meteorite. Also present are small metal and sulfide veins. Some coarse metal grains are elongated. The sample was probably shocked and annealed.

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Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2001
Mass (g):908
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):25.4
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):120.88
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Michael Cottingham
Comments:Submitted by Simone de Leuw
Institutions
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, MAPS 55, 460-462
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8138 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1941 unapproved names)

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