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Northwest Africa 053
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 053
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 053
Observed fall: No
Year found: unknown
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 390 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  R4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  R4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  R4
Recommended:  R4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 58 approved meteorites classified as R4.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 21:
Origin or pseudonym:Bouanane
Place of purchase:
Latitude:32°03'N
Longitude:3°02'W
Mass (g):390
Pieces:1
Class:R4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):38.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):29.7
Classifier:A. Bischoff and L. Niemann (Mün)
Main mass:JNMC
Institutions
   and collections
JNMC: jnmczurich, P.O. Box 208, CH-8155 Niederhasli, Switzerland; Website (private address; updated 4 Feb 2014)
Mün: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Don Edwards   
Hanno Strufe   
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 3'N, 3° 2'W)
     Recommended::   (32° 3'N, 3° 2'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Oriental, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1417 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 15 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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