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Northwest Africa 4768
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4768
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4768
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 369 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 95  (2009)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 523 approved meteorites classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 12 Feb 2009
Data from:
  MB95
  Table 2
  Line 48:
Place of purchase:Boudnib, Morocco
Date:May-07
Mass (g):369.12
Pieces:68
Class:CO3
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):0.3-59.1 (18.9 ± 21.9)
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.2-51.8 (9.9+ 16.6)
Magnetic suscept.:4.54
Classifier:M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):20.6
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:PThomas
Comments:Complete stone; olivine mean wt% Cr2O3=0.38; estimated subtype: <3.5
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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Aeroliths Collection Theodossiou   
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Jean-Michel Masson   
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1407 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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