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Northwest Africa 2856
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2856
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2856
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1609 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 90  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6539 approved meteorites (plus 3 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)
Comments: Approved 3 Feb 2005
Data from:
  MB113
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Classifier:J. Wittke and T. Bunch
Type spec location:NAU* type specimen now at UWB. One polished thin section and one epoxy mount at UWB.
Comments:Work name 716, thin section QXF1
Data from:
  MB90
  Table 2
  Line 141:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:2004
Mass (g):1609
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.4
Classifier:J. Wittke and T. Bunch
Type spec mass (g):41
Type spec location:NAU*
Institutions
   and collections
NAU*: Collection discontinued. Specimens redistributed as shown in individual meteorite records, United States (institutional address; updated 24 Jun 2024)
UWB: University of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 9 Oct 2023)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 90, MAPS 41, 1383-1418 (2006)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 113, in preparation (2024)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 9790 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1854 unapproved names)

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