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Northwest Africa 5959
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5959
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5959
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1750 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 98  (2010)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 372 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
Comments: Approved 14 May 2010
Data from:
  MB98
  Table 1
  Line 43:
Date:Sept 2009
Mass (g):1750
Pieces:1
Class:Howardite
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.1-27.8; 60.2; 26.2; 39.3
Wollastonite (mol%):3.8-3.9; 1.7; 42.1; 7.5
Classifier:A. Irving, S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:DStimpson
Comments:FeO/MnO in px 25.2-32.7. Purchased in Taliouine; submitted by Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
DStimpson: Donald Stimpson, Kansas Museum and Nature Center, 21255 K Street, Haviland, KS 67059, United States (institutional address; updated 24 Jan 2010)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 98, MAPS 45, 1530-1551 (2010)
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Andreas Grünemeyer   
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1390 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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