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Northwest Africa 4961
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4961
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4961
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 23 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 93  (2008)  L3-5
Recommended:  L3-5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3-5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 6 Mar 2008
Data from:
  MB93
  Table 2
  Line 156:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2004
Mass (g):23
Pieces:1
Class:L3-5
Shock stage:S2-4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):17-25.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.1-24.5
Classifier:T. Bunch, NAU
Type spec mass (g):4.7
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:Cimala
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 93, MAPS 43, 571-632 (2008)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6781 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2047 unapproved names)

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