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Northwest Africa 4780
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4780
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4780
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1100 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 95  (2009)  EL4
Recommended:  EL4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites classified as EL4.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 12 Feb 2009
Data from:
  MB95
  Table 2
  Line 53:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:Oct-06
Mass (g):1100
Pieces:2
Class:EL4
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):0.2+0.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.9+0.6
Magnetic suscept.:5.45
Classifier:M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:Ahabibi
Comments:0.94 wt% Si in kamacite
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
AHabibi: Palms Hotel Club, Erfoud 52200, Morocco (private address; updated 3 Jan 2010)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 95, MAPS 44, 429-462 (2009)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1374 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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