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Northwest Africa 851
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 851
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 851
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 695 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  R4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  R4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  R4
Recommended:  R4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 58 approved meteorites classified as R4.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB86
  Table 6
  Line 58:
Origin or pseudonym:Safsaf
Date:5 Mar 2001
Mass (g):695
Pieces:1
Class:R4
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):41.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):30.5
Classifier:F. Wlotzka (MPI) and M. Kurz (Kurz)
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:MPI
Institutions
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Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
MPI: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Mike Jensen   
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Michel Girard   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7005 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)
Synonymshelp: Safsaf (From MetBase)

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