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Northwest Africa 2779
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2779
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2779
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1537 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 90  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8266 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [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 91:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:2004
Mass (g):1537
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):24.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.6
Classifier:J. Wittke and T. Bunch
Type spec mass (g):21.1
Type spec location:NAU
Institutions
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NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 90, MAPS 41, 1383-1418 (2006)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8402 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1899 unapproved names)

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