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Northwest Africa 5698
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5698
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5698
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1011 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  LL6-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites classified as LL6-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 5 Dec 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 5698 (NWA 5698)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2008

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6, melt breccia)

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

Physical characteristics: Dark brownish rocks without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite consists of up to 6 cm sized unmelted LL6-type clasts with rare, weakly delineated relict chondrules and secondary plagioclase grains about 80 µm in size surrounded by abundant partly recrystallized shock melt with characteristic FeNi metal and sufide spherules. No metal or sulfide veins are observed.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):1011.1
Pieces:2
Class:LL6-melt breccia
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):31.2±0.2 (n=10)
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.4±0.2 (n=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.1±0.2 (n=10)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):47.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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eraserhead Photo added 19 Apr 2022
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8495 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1899 unapproved names)

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