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Northwest Africa 4856
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4856
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4856
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 578 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 95  (2009)  Mesosiderite
Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 194 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 12 Feb 2009
Data from:
  MB95
  Table 2
  Line 58:
Place of purchase:Talsint, Morocco
Date:Jul-07
Mass (g):578
Pieces:1
Class:Mesosiderite
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):32.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):Pigeonite+ augite
Magnetic suscept.:5.79
Classifier:M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):25.77
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:PThomas
Comments:Feldspar An90.4 and An94.9.
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
PThomas: Philippe Thomas, Meteoritica, La Chave, 07690 St André en Vivarais, France (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 95, MAPS 44, 429-462 (2009)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1481 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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