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Northwest Africa 1776
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1776
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1776
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 80 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  CR2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CR2
Recommended:  CR2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 162 approved meteorites classified as CR2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), and CR chondrites
Data from:
  MB87
  Table 8
  Line 268:
Origin or pseudonym:Zagora, Morocco
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2002
Mass (g):80
Pieces:several
Class:CR2
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W2/3
Fayalite (mol%):1.1-33.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.9-35.6
Classifier:M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):16
Main mass:PThomas
Comments: metal-rich chondrules, small CAIs in sulfide-rich matrix; paired with NWA 801 Plag: An85.2
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. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Shinishi Kato   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6781 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2061 unapproved names)

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