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Northwest Africa 4430
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4430
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4430
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1444 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 93  (2008)  L3.8
Recommended:  L3.8    [explanation]

This is 1 of 69 approved meteorites classified as L3.8.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 6 Mar 2008
Data from:
  MB93
  Table 2
  Line 48:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:2005
Mass (g):1444
Pieces:1
Class:L3.8
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):23.4-31
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.8-28.1
Classifier:T. Bunch, NAU
Type spec mass (g):37.8
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:Cimala
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 93, MAPS 43, 571-632 (2008)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8777 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1879 unapproved names)

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