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Northwest Africa 6348
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6348
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6348
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 134 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  L7
Recommended:  L7    [explanation]

This is 1 of 32 approved meteorites classified as L7.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 22 Oct 2013
Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 6348 (NWA 6348)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2010 Jul

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L7)

History: Purchased in 2010 July by Ralew from a Moroccan dealer in Erfoud.

Physical characteristics: A single partly crusted gray stone with visible interior metal (134 g).

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Patchy, recrystallized texture with regions of different grain size, which do not appear to be separate clasts. No chondrules are present, but some of the finer grained regions may represent former chondrules. Constituent mineral are olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, chromite, altered kamacite, taenite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa25.8-27.0, orthopyroxene Fs19.7-22.3Wo1.4-3.1, clinopyroxene Fs10.5-10.6Wo40.3-39.2.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite L7. This specimen is recrystallized with no chondrules but Fa range is consistent with L.

Specimens: A total of 20 g of material and one polished thin section are on deposit at UWB. Ralew holds the main mass.

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Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2010 Jul
Mass (g):134
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):25.8-27.0 (n=5)
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.7-22.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4-3.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:Ralew
Comments:SR10-2; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 9 Oct 2023)
Ralew: Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstra├če 29, 12524 Berlin, Germany; Website (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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     This is 1 of 9429 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1876 unapproved names)

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