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Northwest Africa 5760
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5760
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5760
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 448 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  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 26 Jan 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 5760 (NWA 5760)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2008 Jun 25

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3-5)

History: Purchased from a Moroccan dealer at the meteorite fair in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France.

Petrography: (K. Metzler, IfP) Genomict breccia, dominated by equilibrated clasts (L5) with small amounts of unequilibrated clasts (L3), embedded in related fine-grained clastic material.

Geochemistry: Mineral chemistry of type 3 clasts: Fa22.8±2.1 (Fa20.1-25.7; n=8); Fs15.9±4.9 (Fs5.4-20.9; n=16); Mineral chemistry of type 5 clasts: Fa22.3±0.6 (Fa21.6-23.3; n=19); Fs18.9±0.4 (Fs18.6-19.7; n=10)

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines
Date:P 2008 Jun 25
Mass (g):448
Pieces:1
Class:L3-5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3-4
Fayalite (mol%):22.8±2.1; 22.3±0.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.9±.4.9; 18.9±.0.4
Classifier:A. Bischoff, IfP
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by K. Metzler (IfP)
Institutions
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IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6752 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2052 unapproved names)

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