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Northwest Africa 2960
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2960
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2960
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 433 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  L3.4
Recommended:  L3.4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 51 approved meteorites classified as L3.4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 1 Sep 2006
Data from:
  MB91
  Table 2
  Line 129:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:2005
Mass (g):433
Pieces:1
Class:L3.4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):8.2-44
Classifier:T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU
Type spec mass (g):21.1
Type spec location:NAU
Main mass:Oakes
Comments:Olv (Cr2O3 = 0.12 ± 0.05)
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
Oakes: Nelson Oakes, Route 1, House 50C, Uniondale, PA 18470, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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