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Northwest Africa 4859
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4859
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4859
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 5.2 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 96  (2009)  LL5/6
Recommended:  LL5/6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 62 approved meteorites classified as LL5/6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 3 Mar 2009
Data from:
  MB96
  Table 2
  Line 6:
State/Prov/County:Erfoud
Date:May-03
Mass (g):5200
Pieces:1
Class:LL5/6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):28.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6
Classifier:N. Jamsja, A. Ruzicka, and M. Hutson, Cascadia
Type spec mass (g):316
Type spec location:Cascadia
Main mass:Thompson
Institutions
   and collections
Cascadia: Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory, Portland State University, Department of Geology, Room 17 Cramer Hall, 1721 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Oct 2011)
Thompson: Edwin Thompson, 5150 Dawn St., Lake Oswego, OR 97035, United States (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 96, MAPS 44, 1355-1397 (2009)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7035 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2000 unapproved names)

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