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Northwest Africa 2023
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2023
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2023
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 14.4 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 97  (2010)  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)
Comments: Approved 3 Nov 2009
Data from:
  MB97
  Table 1
  Line 7:
Origin or pseudonym:Morocco/Algeria
Date:November 2002
Mass (g):14400
Pieces:177
Class:L4/5
Weathering grade:W1
Magnetic suscept.:4.89
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz
Type spec mass (g):19.9
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:Gabel
Comments:Breccia, possibly paired with NWA 869
Institutions
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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. 97, MAPS 45, 449-493 (2010)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7027 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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