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Northwest Africa 5979
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5979
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5979
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 200 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1646 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 16 Oct 2010
Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):200
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.7
Wollastonite (mol%):2.1
Classifier:Bunch/Wittke
Type spec mass (g):21.6
Type spec location:NAU
Main mass:J. Kuyken
Comments:Submitted by Bunch
Institutions
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NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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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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