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Northwest Africa 5720
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5720
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5720
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 82 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Mesosiderite
Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 185 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 28 Aug 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 5720 (NWA 5720)

Morocco

Found: 2008

Classification: Mesosiderite

Petrography: (T. Bunch, NAU) Mostly evenly distributed fine-grained (<3 mm) metal and recrystallized silicates (orthopyroxene, olivine, and plagioclase) with scattered large (<11 mm) orthopyroxene grains.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1273:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2008
Mass (g):82
Pieces:1
Class:Mesosiderite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):26.3
Wollastonite (mol%):4.1
Classifier:T. Bunch, NAU
Type spec mass (g):16.8
Type spec location:NAU
Main mass:DPitt
Comments:Submitted by Bunch
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
DPitt: Darryl Pitt, 225 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024, United States; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1390 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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