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Northwest Africa 1578
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1578
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1578
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1549 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11278 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB87
  Table 8
  Line 176:
Origin or pseudonym:Erfoud
Date:2001
Latitude:31°36.00'N
Longitude:04°23.00'W
Mass (g):1549
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):23.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):20
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB and M. Kurz, Kurz
Type spec mass (g):23.6
Main mass:E. Sommer, 68809 Neulussheim
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (31° 36'N, 4° 23'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 62 approved meteorites from Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1466 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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