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Northwest Africa 478
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 478
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 478
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 724 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1613 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [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 128:
Origin or pseudonym:Er Rachidia 009
Date:P Apr 2000
Latitude:32°02.2'N
Longitude:4°11.7'W
Mass (g):724
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.7
Classifier:S. V. Afanasiev (Vernad)
Type spec mass (g):180.4
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)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 2'N, 4° 12'W)
     Recommended::   (32° 2' 12"N, 4° 11' 42"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.6 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 009 (From MetBase)

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