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Northwest Africa 6593
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6593
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6593
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 636 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  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 26 May 2011
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Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 6593 (NWA 6593)

Morocco

Purchased: May 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

Geochemistry: Fa12.5±8.5 (range 1.0-26.8, n=14, PMD = 60.8); Fs7.8±5.5 (range 0.7-17.9, n=6, PMD = 57.0); Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine is 0.16 ± 0.07 wt%; mean chondrule diameter 678 μm; presence of dusty olivine. Estimated subtype 3.2-3.4.

Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P May 2010
Mass (g):635.8
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):12.5±8.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):7.8±5.5
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9
Magnetic suscept.:4.36
Classifier:J. Gattacceca
Type spec mass (g):31.5
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:R. Lenssen
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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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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