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Northwest Africa 3346
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3346
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3346
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 462 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H3-5
Recommended:  H3-5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 81 approved meteorites classified as H3-5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 23 Apr 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 3346 (NWA 3346)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2003

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3-5)

Physical characteristics: Breccia

Geochemistry: Random analyses of olivine and pyroxene revealed mean compositions of Fa18±2.5 (n = 28; range: Fa14-29) and Fs14±5 (n = 29; Fs2-20), respectively.

Specimens: Ordinary chondrite breccia H3-5, containing fragments of various petrologic types.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Date:P 2003
Mass (g):462
Pieces:1
Class:H3-5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):18 ± 2.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):14 ± 5
Classifier:Bischoff A., Sokol A., Niemeier M., IfP
Type spec mass (g):25
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Anonymous
Finder:Anonymous
Comments:Submitted by Bischoff A.
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IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8390 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1899 unapproved names)

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