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Northwest Africa 1696
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1696
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1696
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 213 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  L3-6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3-6
Recommended:  L3-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 51 approved meteorites classified as L3-6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 20:
Origin or pseudonym:Morocco
Place of purchase:Rissani
Date:2002
Mass (g):213
Pieces:1
Class:L3-6
Shock stage:S1-3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):25.9±0.7 PMD = 4.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.65±0.4 PMD = 1.7
Classifier:G. Huss, ASU
Type spec mass (g):25
Comments:Wo1.6± 0.1
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ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Don Edwards   
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1374 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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