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Northwest Africa 723
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 723
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 723
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 395 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CV3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  CV3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 536 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 186:
Origin or pseudonym:Tinaf
Date:May 2000
Latitude:29°53'N
Longitude:5°30'W
Mass (g):395
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S1-2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):1.41-39
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.0-36.3
Classifier:M. Denise (MNHNP)
Type spec mass (g):17.5
Main mass:anonymous buyer
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut   
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Phil Schmitz   
Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 53'N, 5° 30'W)
     Recommended::   (29° 53'N, 5° 30'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites from Bechar, Algeria
     This is 1 of 1008 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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