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Northwest Africa 6128
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6128
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6128
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 450 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  L3.8
Recommended:  L3.8    [explanation]

This is 1 of 68 approved meteorites classified as L3.8.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 23 Dec 2010
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Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 6128 (NWA 6128)

Marrakech, Morocco

Purchased: 26 Oct 2005

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3.8)

Petrography: Blackening of some silicates. Micro veins of sulfides. Plessitic areas in taenite. Proposed petrologic type 3.8. Small clast of petrologic type 6 is included in the section.

Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Marrakech
Origin or pseudonym:near Mhamid
Place of purchase:Marrakech
Date:P 26 Oct 2005
Mass (g):450
Pieces:1
Class:L3.8
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):23-25, average 24 (sd = 1)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20-22 average 21 (sd = 1)
Classifier:Catherine Caillet Komorowski, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):86.99
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:Mr. Dominique Breynaert
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 1460 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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