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Northwest Africa 6179
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6179
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6179
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 180 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  LL6-melt breccia¬†
Recommended:  LL6-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8 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 21 Feb 2012
Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1299:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):180
Pieces:1
Class:LL6-melt breccia
Shock stage:S5
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):28.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.7
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7
Classifier:T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU
Type spec mass (g):26
Type spec location:NAU
Main mass:AHabibi
Comments:Submitted by T. Bunch
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
AHabibi: Palms Hotel Club, Erfoud 52200, Morocco (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
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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 1407 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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