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Northwest Africa 6406
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6406
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6406
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 48.9 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  LL4-6
Recommended:  LL4-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 69 approved meteorites classified as LL4-6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 23 Jul 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 6406 (NWA 6406)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL4-6)

History: The meteorite was bought from a local meteorite dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Petrography: Chondritic breccia composed of L4, L5 and L6 clasts. Plagioclase grain size in L5 clasts is about 25 μm and in L6 clasts about 70 μm.

Geochemistry: olivine in type 6 lithology, Fa29.7; olivine in type 4 lithology, Fa28±1.1 (26.5-29.4, n=17); low-Ca pyroxene in type 4 lithology, Fs21.1±3Wo1.2±0.8 (Fs14.9-24.4Wo0.3-2, n=16)

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2010
Mass (g):48.9
Pieces:1
Class:LL4-6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):29.7; 28
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.1; 21.1
Wollastonite (mol%):2; 1.1
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):11.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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