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Northwest Africa 2861
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2861
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2861
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.03 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 90  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1999 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [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 146:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:2004
Mass (g):2029
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):25.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.7
Classifier:J. Wittke and T. Bunch
Type spec mass (g):63
Type spec location:NAU
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 90, MAPS 41, 1383-1418 (2006)
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Franco Vignato Photo added 20 Oct 2022
Gerald Armstrong Photo added 20 Oct 2022
Jean-Michel Masson Photo added 20 Oct 2022
Michael S. Scherman Photo added 20 Oct 2022
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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