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Northwest Africa 6429
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6429
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6429
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 253 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  CR2
Recommended:  CR2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 162 approved meteorites classified as CR2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), and CR chondrites
Comments: Approved 18 Jan 2011
Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Tucson, AZ, USA
Date:P Feb, 2010
Mass (g):253
Pieces:1
Class:CR2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):1.7 (0.2-4.3, n=6)
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.7 (0.6-0.9, n=3)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0 (0.9-1.2, n=3)
Classifier:Cari Corrigan and Tim McCoy (SI)
Type spec mass (g):21.6 (incl. thin section)
Type spec location:SI
Main mass:Bob Evans
Comments:One single stone totally devoid of any fusion crust; submitted by Cari Corrigan and Tim McCoy
Institutions
   and collections
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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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