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Northwest Africa 850
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 850
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 850
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 5.3 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9999 approved meteorites (plus 16 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB86
  Table 6
  Line 57:
Origin or pseudonym:Malal
Date:24 Feb 2001
Latitude:30°24.40'N
Longitude:5°53.54'W
Mass (g):5300
Pieces:12
Class:H5
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.8
Classifier:F. Wlotzka (MPI) and M. Kurz (Kurz)
Type spec mass (g):20
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)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 24'N, 5° 54'W)
     Recommended::   (30° 24' 24"N, 5° 53' 32"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 73 approved meteorites from Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1466 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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