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Northwest Africa 6120
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6120
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6120
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 2.3 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  L3.7
Recommended:  L3.7    [explanation]

This is 1 of 51 approved meteorites classified as L3.7.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 23 Dec 2010
Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
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Date:P ca. 2002
Mass (g):2300
Pieces:1
Class:L3.7
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):20-28, average 25 (sd = 0.02)
Ferrosilite (mol%):6-24, average 17 (sd = 0.06)
Classifier:Catherine Caillet Komorowski, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:Mr. Juan Carlos Ghirimoldi
Comments:Fusion crust. Cracks in silicates filled with metal and sulfide, few type-1 chondrules, proposed petrologic type 3.7.; submitted by Catherine Caillet
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1460 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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