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Northwest Africa 059
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 059
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 059
Observed fall: No
Year found: unknown
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 27 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3.9/4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  H3.9/4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3.9/4
Recommended:  H3.9/4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites classified as H3.9/4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 27:
Origin or pseudonym:El Aouina Souatar
Place of purchase:
Latitude:31°50'N
Longitude:2°56'W
Mass (g):27 kg
Pieces:several
Class:H3.9/4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1/2
Fayalite (mol%):19
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.6
Classifier:A. Bischoff and L. Niemann (Mün)
Main mass:JNMC
Comments:Fragments were found in two different, unknown localities, but all of those examined are similar to each other, and all material has been mixed together.
Institutions
   and collections
JNMC: jnmczurich, P.O. Box 208, CH-8155 Niederhasli, Switzerland; Website (private address; updated 4 Feb 2014)
Mün: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Don Edwards   
Hanno Strufe   
Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 50'N, 2° 56'W)
     Recommended::   (31° 50'N, 2° 56'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites from Bechar, Algeria
     This is 1 of 1034 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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