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Northwest Africa 2017
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2017
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2017
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 99.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6721 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 142:
Origin or pseudonym:Boudnib
Place of purchase:Find
Date:Mar 2003
Latitude:31°42'N
Longitude:3°18'W
Mass (g):99.2
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Fayalite (mol%):22.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.4
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3
Classifier:
Type spec mass (g):25.7
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:Bart
Comments:An10.6-19.2Or10.7-8.7; apatite bearing; ringwoodite in melt veins.
Institutions
   and collections
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (31° 42'N, 3° 18'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites from Bechar, Algeria
     This is 1 of 1017 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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