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Northwest Africa 6742
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6742
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6742
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 149 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  LL3.7
Recommended:  LL3.7    [explanation]

This is 1 of 29 approved meteorites classified as LL3.7.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 10 Mar 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 6742 (NWA 6742)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2008 Jun 22

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL3.7)

Petrography: (K.Metzler, IfP) Unbrecciated chondrite consisting of about 90 vol% chondrules, 5 vol% interchondrule sulfide/metal and 5 vol% fine-grained interchondrule matrix. It is characterized by a close-fit texture of deformed and indented chondrules. The mean apparent chondrule size is about 1.3 mm. This rock is an example of "cluster chondrites" described in Metzler (2012). Possibly paired with NWA 5205 and NWA 5421.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Measurement of randomly chosen olivine and pyroxene grains revealed Fa 23.1±5.0 (4-30); n=72 and Fs 14.7±6.7 (3-28); n=50, respectively. Oxygen istotopes (A. Pack, UGött): acid-washed bulk sample analyzed by laser fluorination gave δ18O=6.36, δ17O=4.24, Δ17O=0.90

Bibliography:
  • Metzler K. (2012) Ultrarapid chondrite formation by hot chondrule accretion? Evidence from unequilibrated ordinary chondrites. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 47, 2193–2217 (link)
Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Ensisheim
Date:P 2008 Jun 22
Mass (g):149
Pieces:1
Class:LL3.7
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2-3
Fayalite (mol%):23.1±5.0 (n=72)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.7±6.7 (n=50)
Classifier:K. Metzler
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:A. Knöfel, Germany
Comments:Submitted by K. Metzler
Plots: O isotopes:  
Institutions
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IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Mirko Graul   
The Wilcox Collection of Meteorites   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6877 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2037 unapproved names)

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