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Northwest Africa 6672
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6672
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6672
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 99.6 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Mesosiderite
Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 205 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 31 Jan 2012
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Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 6672 (NWA 6672)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Sept 2010

Classification: Mesosiderite

Petrography: Primary metal has been extensively altered by terrestrial weathering. The specimen is composed mainly of zoned orthopyroxene, calcic plagioclase and altered kamacite, with minor olivine, taenite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene Fs24.6-34.1Wo1.9-6.3 (Fe/Mn=27-35), olivine Fa12.9, Fa30.8 (Fe/Mn=52-53).

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1468:
Place of purchase:Marrakech
Date:P Sept 2010
Mass (g):99.6
Pieces:4
Class:Mesosiderite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):12.9, 30.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.6-34.1
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9-6.3
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):21.4
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:B. Booz
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
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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Beat Booz   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7655 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1972 unapproved names)

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