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Northwest Africa 6673
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6673
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6673
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 99.8 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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Northwest Africa 6673 (NWA 6673)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Sept 2010

Classification: Pallasite

Petrography: Nearly all primary metal has been weathered to iron hydroxides, but olivine grains (Fe/Mn=44-46) are unaltered. There are tiny inclusions of kamacite and troilite within olivine, but no chromite was observed. Fresh schreibersite is present as large grains within the iron hydroxide matrix.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1469:
Place of purchase:Marrakech
Date:P Sept 2010
Mass (g):99.8
Pieces:23
Class:Pallasite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:high
Fayalite (mol%):12.8-13.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.5
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:B. Booz
Comments:BB-34; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Beat Booz   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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