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Northwest Africa 5776
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5776
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5776
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 683 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 98  (2010)  L-melt breccia
Recommended:  L-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 28 approved meteorites classified as L-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Melted chondrites, Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 May 2010
Data from:
  MB98
  Table 1
  Line 34:
Place of purchase:Denver
Date:P Sep 2006
Mass (g):683
Pieces:1
Class:L-melt breccia
Shock stage:S6
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):22.8±0.8
Classifier:A. E. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):34.4
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Reed
Comments:28.7 g, PSF; 146.5 g, TCU. Remainder with Blaine Reed; submitted by B. Reed
Institutions
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
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)
Reed: Blaine Reed, P.O. Box 1141, Delta, CO 81416, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 98, MAPS 45, 1530-1551 (2010)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6759 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2047 unapproved names)

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