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Northwest Africa 6122
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6122
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6122
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 41.3 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6698 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 23 Dec 2010
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Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 6122 (NWA 6122)

Morocco

Purchased: 2003

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

Petrography: Shock-induced breccia, interconnected veins, mechanically deformed and elongated metal grains, fractured silicates, no melt pockets. Purchase date is uncertain.

Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
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Date:P 2003
Mass (g):41.3
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24-27, average 25 (sd = 1)
Ferrosilite (mol%):22-26, average 22 (sd = 1)
Classifier:Catherine Caillet Komorowski, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):41.3
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:Mr. Marthe
Comments: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 1481 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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