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Northwest Africa 400
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 400
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 400
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 26.4 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9646 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)
Comments: Approved 7 May 2019
Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2000
Mass (g):26.4
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):18.8±0.4
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):24.6
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Comments:Has a distinctive, smooth exterior devoid of fusion-crust; interior has abundant metal-grains. When purchased, was labeled as "Oum Rokba (NWA 400)".; submitted by Verish
Institutions
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Verish: Robert Verish, Meteorite-Recovery Lab, P.O. Box 463084, Escondido, CA 92046, United States; Website (private address; updated 27 May 2009)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Don Edwards   
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David L. Ribeca   
Gerald Armstrong      
John A. Shea   
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1405 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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