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Northwest Africa 5998
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5998
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5998
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 777 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  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 9 Dec 2010
Data from:
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Place of purchase:Midelt
Date:P 24 Aug 2008
Mass (g):777
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):0.3-37.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.0-24.0
Wollastonite (mol%):0.2-3.2
Classifier:J. Zipfel (Senck)
Type spec mass (g):41
Type spec location:Senck
Main mass:anon
Comments:Submitted by J. Zipfel
Institutions
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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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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