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Northwest Africa 3359
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3359
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3359
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 509 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 90  (2006)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 555 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 3 Feb 2006
Data from:
  MB90
  Table 2
  Line 212:
Place of purchase:Sainte Marie
Date:Jun 2005
Mass (g):509
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Ferrosilite (mol%):55.5 ± 2
Classifier:Niemeier, Jording, and A. Bischoff
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:Mun
Comments:Updated 26 Jul 2007: An79±6, shock veins, breccia, polymict, impact melt clasts, impact melt breccia clasts
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Mun: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 90, MAPS 41, 1383-1418 (2006)
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Andreas Grünemeyer Photo added 19 Apr 2022
Gerald Armstrong Photo added 19 Apr 2022
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Jean-Michel Masson Photo added 19 Apr 2022
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8495 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1899 unapproved names)

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