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Northwest Africa 6467
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6467
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6467
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 632 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11278 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 28 Nov 2010
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Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 6467 (NWA 6467)

Morocco

Purchased: September 9, 2009

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

Petrography: Crosscut by numerous anastamosing shock veins that locally enlarge to >1 mm across. Shock metamorphism is locally greater adjacent to the veins.

Classification: Shock stage based on olivine in areas away from shock veins.

Specimens: A 36.6 g type specimen, including one thin section, is on deposit at UAb

Data from:
  MB99
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P September 9, 2009
Mass (g):631.5
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):25.6 (PMD=5, n=37)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.7 (PMD=5, n=17)
Classifier:C. Herd and E. Walton
Type spec mass (g):36.6
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:R. Young, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Comments:breccia; submitted by C. Herd
Institutions
   and collections
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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 1466 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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