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Northwest Africa 4251
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4251
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4251
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 97 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6388 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 1 Sep 2006
Data from:
  MB91
  Table 2
  Line 250:
Place of purchase:Hamburg, Germany
Date:2003
Mass (g):97
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.5
Classifier:J. Schlüter, Ham
Type spec mass (g):21.5
Type spec location:Ham
Main mass:Koblitz
Comments:Breccia
Institutions
   and collections
Ham: Mineralogisches Museum, Universität of Hamburg, Grindelallee 48, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 22 Feb 2013)
Koblitz: Jörn Koblitz, Benquestrasse 27, D-28209 Bremen, Germany; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8745 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1880 unapproved names)

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