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Northwest Africa 778
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 778
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 778
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 9.75 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5674 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 216:
Origin or pseudonym:El Mahbes
Date:1999
Latitude:29°25'N
Longitude:5°16'W
Mass (g):9747
Pieces:3
Class:H4
Fayalite (mol%):17.5
Classifier:F. Brandstätter (NHMV)
Type spec mass (g):70
Main mass:Pani
Institutions
   and collections
NHMV: Naturhistorisches Museum, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria, Austria; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Jan 2019)
Pani: A. Pani, Meteorites-Minerals-Fossils, Lassallestr. 4/20, A-1020 Vienna, Austria; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 25'N, 5° 16'W)
     Recommended::   (29° 25'N, 5° 16'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 32 approved meteorites from Tindouf, Algeria (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 947 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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