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Northwest Africa 6701
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6701
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6701
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 80 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  CO3.1
Recommended:  CO3.1    [explanation]

This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites classified as CO3.1.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 23 Apr 2012
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Northwest Africa 6701 (NWA 6701)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2011 Jan

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3.1)

Petrography: Fresh specimen with well-formed, small chondrules in a dark matrix. Minerals are olivine, orthopyroxene, augite, chromite, kamacite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa0.9-50.8; Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.07-1.13 wt.%, mean 0.34 wt.%, s.d. 0.40 wt.%, N = 7), orthopyroxene (Fs1.2-5.2Wo1.0-0.8), clinopyroxene (Fs1.0-3.9Wo37.4-38.0).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3.1). Subtype estimated from Cr2O3 distribution in ferroan olivine based on recommendations by Grossman and Brearley (2005).

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1489:
Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2011 Jan
Mass (g):80
Pieces:3
Class:CO3.1
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):0.9-50.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.2-5.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0-0.8
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):16
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:GHupe
Comments:GH-389; 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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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