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Northwest Africa 6368
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6368
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6368
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 6 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 536 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 4 Jan 2011
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Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 6368 (NWA 6368)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Apr 2009

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Petrography: (M.A. Ivanova, Vernad.) The meteorite consists of fine-grained matrix, chondrules and their fragments, refractory inclusions (CAIs) and isolated grains of minerals. Large CAIs (to 2 cm) are abundant, and consist of: spinel, melilite, pyroxene, anorthite and hibonite. The minor phases are plagioclase, spinel, chromite, sulfides, and Fe,Ni metal grains.

Geochemistry: Olivine (EMP) is Fa1-21. Pyroxene is represented by low-Ca pyroxene Fs1-13Wo0.5-5En86-98, and augite Fs2-11Wo28-33En60-65.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Ouarzazate, Morocco
Date:P Apr 2009
Mass (g):6000
Pieces:many
Class:CV3
Fayalite (mol%):1-21
Ferrosilite (mol%):1-13
Classifier:M. A. Ivanova, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):99.5
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:anon
Comments:Submitted by C. A. Lorenz
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Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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Mirko Graul   
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7320 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1973 unapproved names)

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