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Northwest Africa 987
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 987
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 987
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 975 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L3.8
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  L3.8
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3.8
Recommended:  L3.8    [explanation]

This is 1 of 68 approved meteorites classified as L3.8.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Data from:
  MB86
  Table 6
  Line 89:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 1 Aug 2001
Mass (g):975
Pieces:1
Class:L3.8
Shock stage:S5
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.8 ± 1.6
Classifier:A. Rubin (UCLA)
Type spec mass (g):23.22
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:purchaser
Institutions
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Shinishi Kato   
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David Hardy   
METEORITICON   
Phil Schmitz   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7328 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1973 unapproved names)

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