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Northwest Africa 5579
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5579
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5579
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 90 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 705 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 30 Jul 2012
Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P 2007
Mass (g):90
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2/3
Fayalite (mol%):16±6.2 (4.2-35.7, n=27)
Ferrosilite (mol%):14.7±9.1 (1.9-33.0, n=47)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):18.9
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:H. Stehlik
Comments:Mean chondrule size of ~0.6 mm and low metal content are consistent with L classification.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Stehlik: Harald Stehlik, 1220 Wien, Austria (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7328 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1973 unapproved names)

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