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Northwest Africa 5477
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5477
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5477
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1960 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 680 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 19 Apr 2016
Data from:
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Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):1960
Pieces:2
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):14.8±8.0 (1.2-27.6, n=33)
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.3±8.3 (2.2-25.2, n=43)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.8±0.7 (0.2-2.7, n=43)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):22.0
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Stefan Ralew
Comments:Sharply defined chondrules of various petrological types ~0.7 mm in fine-grained matrix of chondrule and mineral fragments and FeNi metal.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Ralew: Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstraße 29, 12524 Berlin, Germany; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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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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