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Northwest Africa 171
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 171
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 171
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 14.1 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L3.9
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  L3.9
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3.9
Recommended:  L3.9    [explanation]

This is 1 of 29 approved meteorites classified as L3.9.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 89:
Origin or pseudonym:Aboud
Place of purchase:Tagounite
Date:1999?
Latitude:29°55'N
Longitude:5°35'W
Mass (g):14.1
Pieces:1
Class:L3.9
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):22.2-32.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.1
Classifier:S. V. Afanasiev and M. Ivanova (Vernad)
Type spec mass (g):3.2
Comments:PMD 8.51
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Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 55'N, 5° 35'W)
     Recommended::   (29° 55'N, 5° 35'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 73 approved meteorites from Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1390 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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