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Northwest Africa 4796
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4796
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4796
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.56 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 93  (2008)  L4-6
Recommended:  L4-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 42 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L4-6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 6 Mar 2008
Data from:
  MB93
  Table 2
  Line 115:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:May 2006
Mass (g):2559
Pieces:5
Class:L4-6 brecciated
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.5
Classifier:R. Pickard, P. Williams and M. Clissold, BORF
Type spec mass (g):22
Type spec location:AMusS
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:Fknutz, Montbelaird, France. Likely paired with NWA 869
Institutions
   and collections
AMusS: Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 93, MAPS 43, 571-632 (2008)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6729 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2025 unapproved names)

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