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Northwest Africa 7061
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7061
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7061
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 134.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2788 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 1 Feb 2012
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Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 7061 (NWA 7061)

Morocco

Purchased: Apr 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6)

History: Specimen was found near Tantan.

Petrography: Thin section reveals a cm-scale clast and several smaller clasts set in a fine-grained cataclastic matrix. The large clast contains relict chondrules to 3 mm. Elsewhere, clasts are composed of polygonal olivine and low-Ca pyroxene.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite, LL6 breccia

Specimens: Main mass, including polished thin section, reside at UAb.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1595:
Place of purchase:Oarzazate
Date:P Apr 2011
Mass (g):134.2
Pieces:1
Class:LL6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):30.5 ± 0.4 (n=10)
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.0 ± 0.3 (n=10)
Classifier:C. Herd, UAb
Type spec mass (g):134.2
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:B. Chatterton
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. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1459 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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