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Northwest Africa 5697
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5697
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5697
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 547 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 709 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 23 Aug 2012
Data from:
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Place of purchase:Agadir, Morocco
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):547
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):22.1±8 (N=16)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17±6.8 (N=21)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):22.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Carsten Giessler
Comments:The fresh meteorite contains abundant sharply defined chondrules with a mean diameter of ~700 um.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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