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Northwest Africa 6769
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6769
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6769
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 1616 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6010 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 13 Sep 2013
Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Tamanghasset
Origin or pseudonym:Plateau du Tademaït, near In-Belbel
Date:2003
Latitude:28°10'N
Longitude:1°50'E
Mass (g):1616.0
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):18.6±0.7 (N=16)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.0±3.8 (N=25)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8±1.6 (N=25)
Magnetic suscept.:5.12
Classifier:W. De Vos
Type spec mass (g):1616
Type spec location:RBINS
Main mass:RBINS
Comments:Large shield-shaped piece with radial flow structures in the fusion crust; submitted by Walter De Vos
Institutions
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RBINS: Marleen De Ceukelaire Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, rue Vautier 29 - 1000 Brussels, Belgium (institutional address; updated 15 Jul 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (28° 10'N, 1° 50'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 418 approved meteorites from Tamanghasset, Algeria (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1113 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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