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Northwest Africa 5709
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5709
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5709
Observed fall: No
Year found: unknown
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 8.1 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 676 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 14 Dec 2010
Data from:
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Origin or pseudonym:Mahbes
Date:Unknown
Mass (g):8.1
Pieces:4
Class:L3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W0/1
Fayalite (mol%):0.36-26.27
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.73
Classifier:Silvia Hernandez Fernandez, ULL; Dr.Jesus Martinez Frias, CSIC-INTA; Dr. Rosario Lunar Hernandez, UCM and Dr. Jose Antonio Rodriguez Losada, ULL
Type spec mass (g):8.1
Type spec location:MCNT
Main mass:MCNT
Comments:Classifier is a Ph.D student associated with ULL, CSIC-INTA ad OAMCT.; submitted by Silvia Hernandez Fernandez
Institutions
   and collections
MCNT: Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Dec 2011)
CSIC-INTA: Centro de Astrobiologi√°, Spain (institutional address; updated 27 Feb 2011)
OAMCT: Organismo Autonomo de Museos y Centros, Cabildo of Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain (institutional address; updated 24 May 2010)
UCM: Fac. Ciencias Geologicas, Dpto. Petrologia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (institutional address)
ULL: Universities of La Laguna, Tenerife and Complutense, Madrid, Spain (institutional address; updated 17 Sep 2010)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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Geography:

Western Sahara
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 204 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 20 unapproved names)

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