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Northwest Africa 6576
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6576
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6576
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 245 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Pallasite
Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 51 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Approved 31 Jan 2012
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Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 6576 (NWA 6576)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2010 Dec

Classification: Pallasite

Petrography: The primary interstitial metal in this specimen has undergone complete terrestrial weathering leaving remnant fragments composed of fresh olivine with accessory chromite (containing inclusions of kamacite and troilite).

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1425:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2010 Dec
Mass (g):245
Pieces:many
Class:Pallasite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):12.9-13.3
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:G. Fujihara
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
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UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7035 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2000 unapproved names)

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