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Northwest Africa 1717
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1717
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1717
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Mauritania
Mass:help 6.03 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  LL5-6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL5-6
Recommended:  LL5-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 59 approved meteorites classified as LL5-6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB87
  Table 8
  Line 250:
Origin or pseudonym:Atar, Mauritania
Place of purchase:Hamburg
Date:P Dec 2002
Latitude:~21°N
Longitude:~13°W
Mass (g):6032
Pieces:1
Class:LL5-6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):30.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):25
Classifier:A. Sokol and A. Bischoff, Mün
Type spec mass (g):21
Main mass:JNMC
Comments:sv, br, frags of impact melt breccias; data ±1 mol. %
Institutions
   and collections
JNMC: jnmczurich, P.O. Box 208, CH-8155 Niederhasli, Switzerland; Website (private address; updated 4 Feb 2014)
Mün: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Mauritania
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (21°N, 13°W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Adrar, Mauritania (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 101 approved meteorites from Mauritania (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 2 impact craters)
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