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Northwest Africa 6591
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6591
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6591
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 712 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5948 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 7 Apr 2011
Data from:
  MB99
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Place of purchase:Rissani
Date:P April 2010
Mass (g):712
Pieces:2
Class:H4
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.15 ± 0.26
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.00 ± 0.48
Wollastonite (mol%):1.29
Magnetic suscept.:4.74
Classifier:J. Gattacceca
Type spec mass (g):20.6
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:PThomas
Comments:Single stone broken in two pieces. Identified by a specialist of lithic tools (H. de Lumley, MNHNP) as a tool of probable Neolithic age.; submitted by J. Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
PThomas: Philippe Thomas, Meteoritica, La Chave, 07690 St André en Vivarais, France (private address)
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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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