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Northwest Africa 6706
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6706
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6706
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.11 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L6-melt breccia 
Recommended:  L6-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 26 approved meteorites classified as L6-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 31 Jan 2012
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Northwest Africa 6706 (NWA 6706)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2011 Jan

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6, melt breccia)

Petrography: Breccia composed of beige-colored, fine grained L6 chondrite clasts (with rare, recrystallized chondrule remnants) in a shock darkened matrix containing ragged, variably-sized grains of Fe-Ni metal. Olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, chromite and kamacite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa24.3-25.2, orthopyroxene Fs20.8-21.0Wo1.6-1.9, clinopyroxene Fs7.4-8.2Wo45.2-44.7.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1490:
Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2011 Jan
Mass (g):2109
Pieces:1
Class:L6-melt breccia
Shock stage:S5
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):24.3-25.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.8-21.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6-1.9
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:GHupé
Comments: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)
GHupé: Gregory M. Hupé, 9003 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852, United States; Website (private address)
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 5725 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2074 unapproved names)

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