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Northwest Africa 5794
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5794
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5794
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 322 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 554 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 9 Dec 2010
Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Midelt
Date:P 10-Dec-2008
Mass (g):321.6
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):0.3-37.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.1-21.8
Wollastonite (mol%):0.3-4.4
Classifier:J. Zipfel (Senck)
Type spec mass (g):24
Type spec location:Senck
Main mass:anon
Comments:bulk analyses in wt. %: SiO2 33.87, Al2O3 2.75, CaO 2.81, MgO 23.46, Cr 0.3518, Fe 24.7, Ni 1.46; submitted by J. Zipfel
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Senck: SENCKENBERG Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt Senckenberganlage 25 60325 Frankfurt am Main Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 4 Apr 2011)
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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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Jean-Michel Masson   
Mirko Graul   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7368 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1957 unapproved names)

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