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Northwest Africa 852
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 852
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 852
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 174 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CR2
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  CR2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CR2
Recommended:  CR2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 163 approved meteorites classified as CR2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), and CR chondrites
Data from:
  MB86
  Table 6
  Line 59:
Origin or pseudonym:Faiga
Date:5 Mar 2001
Latitude:30°48.48'N
Longitude:5°51.35'W
Mass (g):174
Pieces:4
Class:CR2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):1.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):4.3
Classifier:F. Wlotzka (MPI) and M. Kurz (Kurz)
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:MPI
Comments:Low chondrule/ matrix ratio, Fe-rich olivines with Fa up to 53.
Institutions
   and collections
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
MPI: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 48'N, 5° 51'W)
     Recommended::   (30° 48' 29"N, 5° 51' 21"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 73 approved meteorites from Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1417 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 15 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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