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Northwest Africa 1559
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1559
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1559
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 284 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  CK3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CK3
Recommended:  CK3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 41 approved meteorites classified as CK3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CK chondrites, CK3 chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Data from:
  MB87
  Table 8
  Line 157:
Origin or pseudonym:Morocco
Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2000
Mass (g):284
Pieces:1
Class:CK3
Fayalite (mol%):1-40
Classifier:F. Brandst├Ątter and M. Bukovanska, NHMV
Type spec mass (g):20
Main mass:Fectay
Comments:Mt; Ol: <0.1-0.4 wt. % NiO; CAIs and fluffy olivine aggregates
Institutions
   and collections
NHMV: Naturhistorisches Museum, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria, Austria; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Jan 2019)
Fectay: Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut, La Memoire de la Terre SARL, 39800 Aumont, France; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut   
Photos uploaded by members of the Encyclopedia of Meteorites.
    (Caution, these are of unknown reliability)
John Creech, Victoria University of Wellington   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6900 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2027 unapproved names)

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