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Northwest Africa 6116
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6116
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6116
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 163 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  CR
Recommended:  CR    [explanation]

This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites classified as CR.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), and CR chondrites
Comments: Approved 23 Dec 2010
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Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 6116 (NWA 6116)

Zagora-Mahmid, Morocco

Purchased: 2002

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CR)

Petrography: Metal-rich CR, many chondrules (only 2 or 3 type II per section) and little matrix (1 μm crystals), refractory inclusions, pure silica beads in the metal and silica rims around chondrules, presence of magnetite and phyllosilicates in glassy matrix-like area, veins of rust.

Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Zagora-Mahmid
Place of purchase:Zagora-Mahmid
Date:P 2002
Mass (g):163
Pieces:1
Class:CR
Shock stage:S2/3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):1-34, average 19 (sd=0.13)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-25, average 5 (sd=0.08)
Classifier:Catherine Caillet Komorowski, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):24.1
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:Mr Zimmermann, Martigny, Switzerland
Comments:fusion crusted; submitted by Catherine Caillet
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
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 1374 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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