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Northwest Africa 6508
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6508
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6508
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 146 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  EL3
Recommended:  EL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 22 approved meteorites classified as EL3.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 3), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 10 Dec 2012
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Writeup from MB 101:

Northwest Africa 6508 (NWA 6508)

Morocco

Purchased: Sept 2009

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL3)

Petrography: The rock contains some grains of silica. The opaque phases are essentially all weathered, precluding the identification of niningerite or ferroan alabandite. Chondrules average ~500 μm in diameter, consistent with EL3; most are RP and PP types, although a few POP chondrules occur. Low degree of matrix recrystallization consistent with petrologic grade 3.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Purchased from E. Jauerbaum
Date:P Sept 2009
Mass (g):146
Pieces:1
Class:EL3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W6
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.2
Wollastonite (mol%):0.4 (n=12)
Classifier:A.E. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):22.37
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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1390 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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