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Northwest Africa 1778
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1778
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1778
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 95 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10779 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB87
  Table 8
  Line 270:
Origin or pseudonym:Dakhla, Western Sahara-Morocco
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2002
Mass (g):95000
Pieces:several
Class:L6
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):24.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):22.3
Classifier:M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):20.6
Main mass:PThomas
Comments:10 stones over 1 kg
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
PThomas: Philippe Thomas, Meteoritica, La Chave, 07690 St André en Vivarais, France (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6672 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2024 unapproved names)

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