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Northwest Africa 4779
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4779
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4779
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 250 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 95  (2009)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 594 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 12 Feb 2009
Data from:
  MB95
  Table 2
  Line 52:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:Oct-06
Mass (g):250
Pieces:1
Class:H3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.+0.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):6.5-16.0 (12.6+2.9)
Magnetic suscept.:4.9
Classifier:M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):22.8
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:Ahabibi
Comments:Estimated subtype: >3.5
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 1407 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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