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Northwest Africa 6511
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6511
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6511
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 725 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L3.9
Recommended:  L3.9    [explanation]

This is 1 of 29 approved meteorites classified as L3.9.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 24 Apr 2012
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Northwest Africa 6511 (NWA 6511)

Morocco

Purchased: 17 Oct 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3.9)

Petrography: Chondrules average ~400 μm in apparent diameter; none of them contain clear colorless glass. Some low-Ca pyroxene grains exhibit polysynthetic twins. There are some coarse metal grains, up to 450 μm in size.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1406:
Place of purchase:Purchased from Dean Bessey
Date:P 17 Oct 2010
Mass (g):725
Pieces:1
Class:L3.9
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.9±2.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):13.3
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9 (n=2)
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):36.45
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)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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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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