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Northwest Africa 6501
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6501
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6501
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 93 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 705 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 4 Oct 2012
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Northwest Africa 6501 (NWA 6501)

Morocco/Algeria

Purchased: Feb 2009

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

Petrography: Chondrules average about 600 μm in diameter. Chondrule glass lacking. Many pyroxene grains exhibit polysynthetic twins. Possibly paired with NWA 5205.

Data from:
  MB101
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Place of purchase:Purchased from G. Hupe
Date:P Feb 2009
Mass (g):93
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):22.9±4.5 (n=6)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.0
Wollastonite (mol%):2.3 (n=3)
Classifier:A.E. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):19.77
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: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7328 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1973 unapproved names)

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