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Northwest Africa 6493
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6493
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6493
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 41.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6696 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 2 Dec 2011
Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1395:
Place of purchase:Purchased from Dean Bessey
Date:P Feb 2005
Mass (g):41.5
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):23.1±0.2 (n=8)
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.9
Wollastonite (mol%):2.0 (n=6)
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):11.6
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:JUtas
Finder:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by JUtas
Institutions
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
JUtas: Jason Utas, United States (private address; updated 8 Jun 2010)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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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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