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Northwest Africa 1812
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1812
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1812
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 13.1 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  LL3.8
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL3.8
Recommended:  LL3.8    [explanation]

This is 1 of 33 approved meteorites classified as LL3.8.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Data from:
  MB87
  Table 8
  Line 296:
Origin or pseudonym:Western Sahara
Date:winter 2002
Mass (g):13.1
Pieces:1
Class:LL3.8
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):27.3 (18.3 - 31.0)
Ferrosilite (mol%):4.2 - 23.1
Classifier:S. Afanasiev, Vernad, analyzed by N. Kononkova, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):2.9
Comments:Ol: PMD 11.3
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. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Don Edwards   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6759 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2047 unapproved names)

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