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Northwest Africa 2253
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2253
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2253
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 80.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1715 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)
Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 138:
Origin or pseudonym:Algeria
Date:1 Nov 2000
Latitude:28°10'N
Longitude:7°54'W
Mass (g):80.5
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):25
Ferrosilite (mol%):22
Classifier:A. Seddiki, Université d'Oran, Es-Sénia, Algeria, and Universitè Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France; B. Moine, J.Y. Cottin, Universitè Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France. V. Sautter, J.P. Lorand, M. Denise, MNHNP)
Type spec mass (g):25.5
Main mass:MNHNP
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (28° 10'N, 7° 54'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 38 approved meteorites from Tindouf, Algeria (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1088 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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