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Northwest Africa 5552
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5552
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5552
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 409 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 679 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 1 Nov 2015
Data from:
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Place of purchase:Ensisheim, France
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):409
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):15.6±10.1 (0.9-41.5, n=38)
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.4±7.5 (1.3-25.4, n=26)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.7±0.4 (0.2-1.2, n=26)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):23.1
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Marc Jost
Comments:Well defined chondrules of various petrological types ~0.6 mm in diameter set in fine-grained matrix of chondrule and mineral fragments and FeNi metal.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7005 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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