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Northwest Africa 6872
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6872
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6872
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 29 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L6-melt breccia 
Recommended:  L6-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 48 approved meteorites classified as L6-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 18 Jul 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 6872 (NWA 6872)

Morocco

Purchased: 2004

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6, melt breccia)

Petrography: The rock contains ~40 vol.% melt which itself contains ~5 vol.% rounded chondrule fragments. The melt also contains metal-sulfide veins and rounded metal-sulfide assemblages.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1522:
Place of purchase:Rissani, Morocco
Date:P 2004
Mass (g):29
Pieces:1
Class:L6-melt breccia
Shock stage:S6
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.8±1.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.7
Wollastonite (mol%):2.5
Classifier:Alan Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):8
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Jeffrey Pringle
Comments:Submitted by Alan Rubin
Institutions
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Pringle: No contact information provided. (private address)
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 1505 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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