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Northwest Africa 6268
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6268
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6268
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 698 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 342 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 19 Sep 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 6268 (NWA 6268)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 12 Feb 2010

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, polymict)

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Polymict breccia composed mostly of cumulate eucrite clasts and debris, with sparse olivine grains and basaltic eucrite clasts.

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene (Fs64.0-65.0Wo2.7; FeO/MnO = 30.7-33.8), clinopyroxene (Fs27.3-31.6Wo42.8-41.6; FeO/MnO = 32.4-35.1), olivine (Fa26.4-33.2; FeO/MnO = 45.8-55.3), calcic plagioclase, silica, ilmenite and troilite.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1317:
Origin or pseudonym:Mali
Place of purchase:Bruegg, Switzerland
Date:P 12 Feb 2010
Mass (g):698
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-pmict
Fayalite (mol%):26.4-33.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):64.0-65.0
Wollastonite (mol%):2.7
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):21.1
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:M. Jost
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
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UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7035 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2000 unapproved names)

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