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Northwest Africa 1697
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1697
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1697
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 3 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6696 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 21:
Origin or pseudonym:Morocco
Place of purchase:Rissani
Date:2002
Mass (g):3000
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.9±0.6 PMD = 2.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.9±0.4 PMD = 1.8
Classifier:G. Huss, ASU
Type spec mass (g):50
Institutions
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ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Mile High Meteorite   
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1460 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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