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Northwest Africa 6007
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6007
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6007
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 410 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 793 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 16 May 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 6007 (NWA 6007)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2009 Oct

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

Petrography: (K. Metzler, IfP) Ordinary chondrite of low petrologic type consisting of about 90 vol% chondrules of various textural types, set in a fine-grained interchondrule matrix. Accessory phases are FeNi metal and troilite, mostly residing outside of chondrules.

Geochemistry: The mean olivine composition is Fa17.7±11.0 (Fa1-37; n=15); the mean low-Ca pyroxene composition is Fs10.0±8.4 (Fs3-34; n=19)

Classification: L chondrite based on apparent chondrule size (~0.6 mm; n=49) and moderate metal content. Petrologic type <3.5 based on the variability of olivine composition (Fayalite PMD >50)

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Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2009 Oct
Mass (g):410
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):17.7±11.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.0±8.4
Classifier:K. Metzler, IfP
Type spec mass (g):23
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Mirko Graul, Bernau
Comments:Submitted by K. Metzler, IfP
   and collections
IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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     This is 1 of 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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