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Northwest Africa 052
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 052
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 052
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1088 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6526 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 20:
Origin or pseudonym:Kem Kem
Place of purchase:Alnif
Date:P Nov 1998
Latitude:31°7'N
Longitude:5°11'W
Mass (g):1088
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W0/1
Fayalite (mol%):25.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.9
Classifier:A. Sexton (OU)
Type spec mass (g):23
Main mass:Z. Gabelica, address unknown
Institutions
   and collections
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
Gabelica: Z. Gabelica, University de Haute Alsace, 3 Rue A. Werner, F-68093 Mulhouse, Cedex, France (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 7'N, 5° 11'W)
     Recommended::   (31° 7'N, 5° 11'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 62 approved meteorites from Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1384 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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