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Northwest Africa 079
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 079
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 079
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.35 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9995 approved meteorites (plus 16 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 41:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 11 Aug 2000
Mass (g):2350
Pieces:70
Class:H5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):17.5
Classifier:A. Rubin (UCLA)
Type spec mass (g):22
Main mass:buyer
Institutions
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Michael Cottingham   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7222 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1995 unapproved names)

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