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Northwest Africa 5945
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5945
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5945
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 375 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  H/L3
Recommended:  H/L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites classified as H/L3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), H/L chondrites, H/L chondrites (type 3), L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 14 Jan 2014
Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
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Origin or pseudonym:Field No. 909
Date:August 2009
Mass (g):375.2
Pieces:10
Class:H/L3
Fayalite (mol%):24.2±2.0 (18.4-26.7, N=13)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.5±5.7 (6.5-21.0, N=6)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9±0.8 (0.3-1.9)
Classifier:N. Chaumard and B. Devouard, UBP
Type spec mass (g):40.22
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:P.Thomas
Finder:Philippe Thomas
Comments:Chondrule sizes range from ~50 um to 1.5 mm. Olivines in Type I chondrules are zoned. Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine is 0.05±0.04 wt%. Mean Fa content is more L-like, while mean Fs content is more H-like, hence the H/L classification.; submitted by CHAUMARD NOEL BERTRAND DEVOUARD
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
UBP: Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1017 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)

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