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Northwest Africa 318
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 318
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 318
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 127.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 107  (2018)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6005 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 20 Oct 2018
Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2002
Mass (g):127.73
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W5
Fayalite (mol%):17.6±0.1
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):21.64
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Dean Bessey
Comments:Chondrules are well defined. Olivine exhibits undulose extinction, but lacks planar fractures. Small chromite veinlets occur. Weathering veins rim the chondrules and traverse the sample.; submitted by Simone de Leuw
Institutions
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Bessey: Dean Bessey ,P.O. Box 40810, Glenfield, Auckland 1310 , New Zealand; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, MAPS 55, 460-462
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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