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Northwest Africa 6506
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6506
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6506
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 169.3 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  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 24 Apr 2012
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Northwest Africa 6506 (NWA 6506)

Morocco

Purchased: 10 Jun 2009

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

Petrography: Chondrules average ~900 μm in apparent diameter; many have thick igneous rims. About 5% of the rock consists of CAIs and AOIs with olivine-rich rims. Low-Ca pyroxene exhibits polysynthetic twins. The rock is too weathered to determine the metal/magnetite ratio.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1402:
Place of purchase:ebay
Date:P 10 Jun 2009
Mass (g):169.3
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):1.1±0.2 (n=13)
Ferrosilite (mol%):4.2±4.1 (n=15)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.5 (n=8)
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):27.55
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:JUtas
Finder:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by JUtas
Institutions
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
JUtas: Jason Utas, United States (private address; updated 8 Jun 2010)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1488 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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