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Northwest Africa 046
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 046
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 046
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 422 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3.8
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  H3.8
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3.8
Recommended:  H3.8    [explanation]

This is 1 of 78 approved meteorites classified as H3.8.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 14:
Origin or pseudonym:Taouz
Place of purchase:Denver, CO
Date:P Sep 1999
Latitude:30°54'N
Longitude:3°59'W
Mass (g):422
Pieces:2
Class:H3.8
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.7
Classifier:A. Rubin (UCLA)
Type spec mass (g):188
Type spec location:UCLA and TCU
Main mass:Morgan
Institutions
   and collections
TCU: Oscar E. Monnig Collection, Department of Geology, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX 76129, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 24 Feb 2012)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 54'N, 3° 59'W)
     Recommended::   (30° 54'N, 3° 59'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from Bechar, Algeria
     This is 1 of 964 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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