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Northwest Africa 840
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 840
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 840
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 2.88 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9639 approved meteorites (plus 16 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB86
  Table 6
  Line 48:
Origin or pseudonym:Mahbes
Date:28 Feb 2001
Latitude:30°11.56'N
Longitude:9°02.20'W
Mass (g):2875
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.2
Classifier:A. Greshake (MNB) and M. Kurz (Kurz)
Type spec mass (g):22.6
Type spec location:MNB
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 12'N, 9° 2'W)
     Recommended::   (30° 11' 34"N, 9° 2' 12"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 73 approved meteorites from Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1390 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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