NWA 6848 (3,780 g)

NWA 6848 (3,780 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
Pieces: many
Class: R5-6
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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