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Northwest Africa 848
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 848
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 848
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 4.51 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11277 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:
  MB86
  Table 6
  Line 56:
Origin or pseudonym:Zag
Date:16 Nov 2000
Latitude:28°00.05'N
Longitude:9°16.20'W
Mass (g):4508
Pieces:36
Class:L6
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):25.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.3
Classifier:F. Wlotzka (MPI) and M. Kurz (Kurz)
Type spec mass (g):28
Type spec location:MPI
Institutions
   and collections
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
MPI: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (28° 0'N, 9° 16'W)
     Recommended::   (28° 0' 3"N, 9° 16' 12"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.3 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Guelmim-Es-Semara, Morocco (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1460 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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