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Northwest Africa 5971
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5971
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5971
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 484 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Brachinite
Recommended:  Brachinite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 49 approved meteorites classified as Brachinite.   [show all]
Search for other: Brachinites, Primitive achondrites
Comments: Approved 28 Aug 2011
Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1285:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):484
Pieces:1
Class:Brachinite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):34.9; FeO/MnO = 78
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.5
Wollastonite (mol%):48.2
Classifier:T. Bunch and Wittke, NAU
Type spec mass (g):21.4
Type spec location:NAU
Main mass:Aaronson
Comments:paired to NWA 4872; submitted by Bunch
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
Aaronson: Sahara Overland Ltd., Harhora, Temara, 12000, Morocco (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1405 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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