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Northwest Africa 4079
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4079
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4079
Observed fall: No
Year found: unknown
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 192 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 90  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7170 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 290:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:Unknown
Mass (g):192
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.5
Classifier:A. Greshake and M. Kurz
Type spec mass (g):22.8
Type spec location:MNB
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum f├╝r Naturkunde, Invalidenstra├če 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
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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 7727 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1972 unapproved names)

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