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Northwest Africa 5388
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5388
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5388
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 161 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 704 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 18 Nov 2012
Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):161
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):11.9±13.8 (0.6-24.4, n=15)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.5±15.9 (3.4-18.8, n=11)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20.1
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Beat Booz
Comments:Brownish rock, chondrules have mean diamter of 700 um and low FeNi metal content; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7296 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1980 unapproved names)

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