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Northwest Africa 6001
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6001
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 112 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 590 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 17 Dec 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 6001 (NWA 6001)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2009 Aug

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased from a mineral dealer in Erfoud, Morocco

Petrography: (K. Metzler, IfP) Abundant chondrules set into a dark gray, fine-grained matrix. Many chondrules show orange to brown colors due to terrestrial staining. Mean apparent chondrule size 1.1±0.6 mm (0.3-4.3 mm; n=48). Several CAIs with irregular and spherical shapes occur, with apparent sizes up to 2.8 mm.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2009 Aug
Mass (g):112
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:medium
Fayalite (mol%):7.1±5.9 (0.7-23.8; n=20)
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.2±1.0 (0.8-3.9; n=21)
Classifier:K. Metzler, IfP
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Mirko Graul, Bernau, Germany
Comments:Submitted by K. Metzler (IfP)
Institutions
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IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8559 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1896 unapproved names)

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