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Northwest Africa 5380
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5380
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5380
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 337 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 793 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 12 Feb 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 5380 (NWA 5380)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2008

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a local meteorite dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Dark grayish rock partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite shows a dark brownish interior and displays a chondritic texture with well outlined, mostly rounded and separated chondrules (apparent mean diameter about 0.7 mm) in a fine-grained matrix with sulfides and altered metal.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):337
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):12.2±10.6 (0.4-32.3, n=25)
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.1±7.3 (2.7-19.1, n=21)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2±1.4 (0.2-4.2, n=21)
Magnetic suscept.:4.36
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Stefan Ralew
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Ralew: Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstraße 29, 12524 Berlin, Germany; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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