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Northwest Africa 5609
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5609
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5609
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.13 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 98  (2010)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1728 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 16 Feb 2010
Data from:
  MB98
  Table 1
  Line 31:
Date:Jun-2006
Mass (g):2134
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):23.7-24.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6
Classifier:A. Irving, S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:GHupé
Comments:Bulk composition. Bulk composition by INAA (R. Korotev, WUSL): 1.2 wt.% Ni, 506 ppb Ir, 146 ppb Au, REE 1.2xCI chondrites; submitted by Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
GHupé: Gregory M. Hupé, 9003 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 98, MAPS 45, 1530-1551 (2010)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7912 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1974 unapproved names)

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