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Northwest Africa 722
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 722
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 722
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1280 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  L
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L-IM
Recommended:  L-imp melt    [explanation]

This is 1 of 29 approved meteorites classified as L-imp melt.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 185:
Origin or pseudonym:El Kachla
Date:Apr 2000
Latitude:31°09'N
Longitude:4°15'W
Mass (g):1280
Pieces:7
Class:L
Shock stage:S4-5
Weathering grade:W3-4
Fayalite (mol%):24-27
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.7-23.2
Classifier:M. Denise (MNHNP)
Type spec mass (g):21.66
Main mass:anonymous buyer
Comments:Impact melt breccia.
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 61 Rue Buffon, LMCM-CP52, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address; updated 8 Nov 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 9'N, 4° 15'W)
     Recommended::   (31° 9'N, 4° 15'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 62 approved meteorites from Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1227 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 11 unapproved names)
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