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Northwest Africa 978
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 978
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 978
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 722 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  R3.8
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  R3.8
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  R3.8
Recommended:  R3.8    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites classified as R3.8.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 3)
Data from:
  MB86
  Table 6
  Line 81:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 1 Aug 2001
Mass (g):722
Pieces:3
Class:R3.8
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):41.9 ± 0.2
Classifier:A. Rubin (UCLA)
Type spec mass (g):29
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:purchaser
Institutions
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Edward Krikorian   
Gerald Armstrong   
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Jean-Michel Masson   
Matteo Chinellato   
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Michael S. Scherman   
Robert Zdancewicz   
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stephen dunklee   
Steve Riegel   
The Wilcox Collection of Meteorites   
Wang Ziyao   
Woreczko Jan & Wadi   
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6968 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2012 unapproved names)

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