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Northwest Africa 864
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 864
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 864
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 972 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  L3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3.3
Recommended:  L3.3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites classified as L3.3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Data from:
  MB86
  Table 6
  Line 70:
Date:2000
Mass (g):972
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Fayalite (mol%):0.3-42.5
Classifier:Michael Weisberg (KCCU)
Type spec mass (g):89
Type spec location:AMNH
Main mass:anonymous dealer
Comments:Highly unequilibrated (<3.3). Highy unequilibrated chondrite with well-defined chondrules and some contain zoned olivine. Its matrix contains fine blades and laths of Fe-rich olivine and is very similar to Krymka (L3.1) matrix. These characteristics suggest that is L ≤3.3.
Institutions
   and collections
AMNH: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, United States (institutional address; updated 18 May 2013)
KCCU: Kingsborough College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY 11235, United States (institutional address; updated 28 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Don Edwards   
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Jean-Michel Masson   
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6968 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2012 unapproved names)

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