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Northwest Africa 6477
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6477
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6477
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 385 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  Eucrite-mmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 228 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 22 Aug 2012
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Northwest Africa 6477 (NWA 6477)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2010 Feb

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, monomict)

Petrography: Fresh specimen with fine-grained ophitic texture. Basaltic eucrite breccia with numerous small ophitic-textured clasts and related debris (plus minor stained metal). Pyroxene compositions consistent with a monomict breccia derived from a single basaltic eucrite protolith.

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Place of purchase:Bruegg, Switzerland
Date:P 2010 Feb
Mass (g):385
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-mmict
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):59.8-62.4; 45.3; 28.4
Wollastonite (mol%):6.0-2.6; 23.2; 42.9
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.8
Type spec location:UWB
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)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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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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