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Northwest Africa 2879
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2879
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2879
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.38 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  L4/5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4/5
Recommended:  L4/5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 74 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L4/5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 385:
Place of purchase:Münich
Date:2004
Mass (g):2380
Pieces:1
Class:L4/5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.5±0.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.6±0.3
Classifier:M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):20.3
Main mass:Labenne
Comments:melted pocket made up of zoned olivines, Fa15-20, 0.3 wt% Cr2O3 at the edge
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
Labenne: 23, rue de Esperance, 75013 Paris, France; Website (private address; updated 29 Aug 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7009 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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