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Northwest Africa 5972
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5972
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5972
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 615 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  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
Comments: Approved 28 Aug 2011
Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1286:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):615
Pieces:1
Class:CR2
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):2.2; FeO/MnO = 13
Ferrosilite (mol%):3.1
Wollastonite (mol%):44
Classifier:Bunch and Wittke, NAU
Type spec mass (g):25.7
Type spec location:NAU
Main mass:DPitt
Comments:phyllosilicates present; 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)
DPitt: Darryl Pitt, 225 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024, United States; Website (private address)
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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 1374 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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