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Northwest Africa 479
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 479
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 479
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 156 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Lunar (basalt)
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Lunar (mare basalt)
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Lunar (basalt)
Recommended:  Lunar (basalt)    [explanation]

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Writeup from MB 85:

Northwest Africa 479

Possibly Khter n'Aït Khebbach, Morocco

Found 2000 November

Lunar meteorite (mare basalt)

A 156 g stone was collected in Morocco in the area of Khter n'Aït Khebbach, however, the exact location is unknown.  Classification and mineralogy (J-A. Barrat, UAng; A. Jambon, UPVI; Violaine Sautter, MNHNP; Ph. Gillet, ENSL): consists of phenocrysts of olivine, pyroxene and chromite in a groundmass of pyroxene and calcic plagioclase; texture closely resembles that of NWA 032; mineral compositions are identical to those reported for NWA 032 (see MetBull 84). Specimens: main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen, 8 g and 1 thin section, ENSL; 3.6 g, NHMV.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 129:
Origin or pseudonym:Khter n'Aït Khebbach
Latitude:30°40'N
Longitude:4°59'W
Mass (g):156
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar
Institutions
   and collections
ENSL: Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Laboratoire de Sciences de la Terre, 46 allée d'Italie 69364 Lyon Cedex, France (institutional address; updated 27 Feb 2011)
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
NHMV: Naturhistorisches Museum, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria, Austria; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Jan 2019)
UPVI: Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI),Case 110, 4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France (institutional address; updated 5 Oct 2014)
UAng: Université d'Angers, Faculté des Sciences, 2 bd Lavoisier, 49045 Angers Cedex, France (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 40'N, 4° 59'W)
     Recommended::   (30° 40'N, 4° 59'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 62 approved meteorites from Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1390 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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