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Northwest Africa 472
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 472
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 472
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 58 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5778 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 125:
Origin or pseudonym:Er Rachidia 003
Date:P Apr 2000
Latitude:31°58.1'N
Longitude:4°08.8'W
Mass (g):58
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):17.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.1
Classifier:S. V. Afanasiev (Vernad)
Type spec mass (g):8
Main mass:S. V. Afanasiev
Comments:bought in April 2000 by S. V. Afanasiev from nomads who possibly found it in 1999 in Morroco;
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Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
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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° 58'N, 4° 9'W)
     Recommended::   (31° 58' 6"N, 4° 8' 48"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.4 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 62 approved meteorites from Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1390 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Er Rachidia 003 (From MetBase)

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