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Northwest Africa 6510
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6510
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6510
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 433 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1646 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 2 Mar 2012
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Northwest Africa 6510 (NWA 6510)

Morocco

Purchased: Oct 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

Petrography: Well-defined chondrules in a recrystallized matrix. Some low-Ca pyroxene grains show polysynthetic twinning. Chondrules average about 400 μm in diameter. There is little metallic Fe-Ni in the sample.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1405:
Place of purchase:Purchased from Dean Bessey
Date:P Oct 2010
Mass (g):433.3
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W5
Fayalite (mol%):23.9±0.9 (n=8)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.1
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5 (n=4)
Classifier:A.E. Rubin
Type spec mass (g):20.51
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:JUtas
Finder:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by JUtas
Institutions
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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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