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Northwest Africa 5927
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5927
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5927
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 4.7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 674 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 16 Jan 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 5927 (NWA 5927)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2009

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: The meteorite was bought from a Moroccan meteorite dealer in 2009.

Petrography: The meteorite displays an overall light brownish interior and contains abundant and sharply defined chondrules of various types (POP, BO, RP, cryptocrystalline) with mean diameter of about 0.7 mm; low abundance of FeNi metal grains.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):4701
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):21.1±9.7 (1.7-30.5, n=38)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.6±7.6 (1.9-24.6, n=28)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±1 (0.2-3.8, n=28)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):23
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Beat Booz
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Catalogs:
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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Beat Booz   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6877 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2037 unapproved names)

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