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Northwest Africa 2478
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2478
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2478
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 473 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 90  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12080 approved meteorites (plus 6 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)
Comments: Approved 3 Feb 2005
Data from:
  MB90
  Table 2
  Line 36:
Place of purchase:Sainte Marie
Date:Jun 2004
Mass (g):473
Pieces:5
Class:L6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W5
Fayalite (mol%):24
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.5
Classifier:A. Sokol, Meimeier, and A. Bischoff
Type spec mass (g):22
Type spec location:Mun
Comments:Ringwoodite
Institutions
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Mun: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 90, MAPS 41, 1383-1418 (2006)
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Gerald Armstrong Photo added 19 Apr 2022
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Jean-Michel Masson Photo added 19 Apr 2022
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8559 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1896 unapproved names)

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