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Northwest Africa 4878
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4878
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4878
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 130 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 94  (2008)  Martian
Recommended:  Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 189 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
Search for other: Martian meteorites
Comments: Approved 4 May 2008
Revised 12 Jul 2010: The meteorite is a shergottite, T. Bunch, priv. comm.
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 98:
Northwest Africa 4878 is reclassified as a shergottite (T. Bunch).
Data from:
  MB94
  Table 2
  Line 83:
State/Prov/County:Erfoud
Date:July 2007
Mass (g):130
Pieces:1
Class:Martian
Shock stage:minimal-moderate
Weathering grade:minimal
Ferrosilite (mol%):pig 36.1-55.4
Wollastonite (mol%):12-16.3
Classifier:T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU
Type spec mass (g):20.2
Type spec location:NAU
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 94, MAPS 43, 1551-1588 (2008)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 98, MAPS 45, 1530-1551 (2010)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6781 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2047 unapproved names)

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