header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Search Meteorites  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 23 Sep 2018
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Northwest Africa 4460
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4460
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4460
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 1584 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 95  (2009)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 639 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 12 Feb 2009
Data from:
  MB95
  Table 2
  Line 46:
Place of purchase:Algeria
Date:Jun-06
Mass (g):1584
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.5+0.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.2-21.7 (19.2+ 1.4)
Magnetic suscept.:4.89
Classifier:M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):37
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:PThomas
Comments:Melt pockets; native Cu; estimated subtype: >3.5
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Sep 2018)
PThomas: Philippe Thomas, Meteoritica, La Chave, 07690 St André en Vivarais, France (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 95, MAPS 44, 429-462 (2009)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Photos:
CreditPhotos
Photos uploaded by members of the Encyclopedia of Meteorites.
    (Caution, these are of unknown reliability)
Jean-Michel Masson   
Solar Anamnesis   
Woreczko Jan & Wadi   
Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 772 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)

Direct link to this page