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NWA 6848 (4,450 g)

NWA 6848 (4,450 g)

This is the only approved meteorite classified as R5-6


Northwest Africa 6848 (NWA 6848)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2011

Classification: R5-6

History: The meteorite was purchased in 2011 from a local meteorite dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Many small fragments partly to completely covered with fusion crust

Petrography: The meteorite is a breccia with up to 6 mm sized light coloured lithic fragments of petrological type 5 set into a fine-grained clastic groundmass of type 6. Ferroan olivine is the dominant mineral phase in clasts and matrix. Minor phases include albitic feldspar, low-Ca pyroxene, chromite, pentlandite and pyrrhotite. FeNi metal is virtually absent.


Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2011
Mass (g):390
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):38.1±0.2 (n=14)
Ferrosilite (mol%):28.9±0.4 (n=12)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±0.2 (n=12)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21.8
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake


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