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Northwest Africa 487
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 487
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 487
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 4.27 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L/LL3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  L/LL3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L/LL3.4
Recommended:  L/LL3.4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites classified as L/LL3.4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L/LL chondrites, L/LL chondrites (type 3), LL chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 133:
Origin or pseudonym:Tabassimt
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2000
Mass (g):4272
Pieces:1
Class:L/LL3
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):0.4 - 32.7
Classifier:M. Killgore (SWML) and G. Huss (UAz),
Type spec mass (g):~20
Type spec location:UHaw
Main mass:SWLM
Comments:Subtype ≤3.4
Institutions
   and collections
UAz: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, United States (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
Killgore: Marvin and Kitty Killgore, Southwest Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 95, Payson, AZ 85547, United States; Website (private address)
SWML: Marvin and Kitty Killgore, Southwest Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 95, Payson, AZ 85547, United States; Website (private address)
UHaw: Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawai'i, 2525 Correa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, United States (institutional address; updated 25 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Photos:
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6781 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2061 unapproved names)

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