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Northwest Africa 6108
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6108
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6108
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 25 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  L-melt rock
Recommended:  L-melt rock    [explanation]

This is 1 of 35 approved meteorites classified as L-melt rock.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 1 Feb 2013
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Northwest Africa 6108 (NWA 6108)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2004

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L, melt rock)

History: Many fragments of one broken stone were collected in a small area.

Petrography: The meteorite is medium-grained melt breccia, consisting of 100-500 µm clasts of minerals and chondrules, joined together by devitrified melt matrix. The modal abundance of clasts is ~75 vol%. The matrix is fine-grained assemblage of 5 µm grains of olivine, pyroxene and feldspar (or feldspatic glass). The matrix consists of numerous scattered inclusions of troilite and FeNi metal. Accessory phase is chromite.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P 2004
Mass (g):25000
Pieces:many
Class:L-melt rock
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):23.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9
Classifier:C. A. Lorenz, Vernad.
Type spec mass (g):42.4
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:Harald Stehlik
Comments:Submitted by C.A. Lorenz
Institutions
   and collections
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
Stehlik: Harald Stehlik, 1220 Wien, Austria (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2035 unapproved names)

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