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Northwest Africa 6205
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6205
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6205
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  L3.3
Recommended:  L3.3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites classified as L3.3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 28 Dec 2010
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Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 6205 (NWA 6205)

Morocco

Purchased: 2008

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3.3)

Classification: Ferroan chondrule olivine average Cr2O3 = 0.14 ± 0.10 wt% (n=31) indicates minimum type 3.2. Classified as a type 3.3 based on the compositions and texture of olivine and pyroxene.

Specimens: A 6.97 g type specimen, including one thin section, is on deposit at UAb.

Data from:
  MB99
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Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):6.97
Pieces:1
Class:L3.3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):22.5 (PMD=43; n=108)
Ferrosilite (mol%):22.5 (PMD=20; n=48)
Classifier:C. Herd
Type spec mass (g):6.97
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:UAb
Comments:Submitted by C. Herd
Institutions
   and collections
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
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 1374 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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