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Northwest Africa 3172
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3172
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3172
Observed fall: No
Year found: unknown
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 21.03 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  H4 or L
MB 90  (2006)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L
Recommended:  L    [explanation]

This is 1 of 52 approved meteorites classified as L.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, Ordinary chondrites
Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 487:
Mass (g):21029
Pieces:1
Class:L
Shock stage:S6
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):24.1±0.5
Classifier:A. Rubin,
Type spec mass (g):100
Type spec location:UCLA
Comments:Impact br
Data from:
  MB90
  Table 2
  Line 197:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:2003
Mass (g):187
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):19.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.2
Classifier:J. Wittke and T. Bunch
Type spec mass (g):24.7
Type spec location:NAU
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 90, MAPS 41, 1383-1418 (2006)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6758 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2048 unapproved names)

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