header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 5 Sep 2020
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Northwest Africa 462
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 462
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 462
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 40.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11322 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB87
  Table 8
  Line 18:
Date:2001
Latitude:26°47.04'N
Longitude:12°50.01'W
Mass (g):40.5
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S6
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):21
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB and M. Kurz, Kurz
Type spec mass (g):9
Main mass:Kurz
Comments:sv, rw
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Geography:

Western Sahara
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (26° 47' 2"N, 12° 50' 1"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 90 approved meteorites from Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara
     This is 1 of 220 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 19 unapproved names)
Proximity search:
Find nearby meteorites: enter search radius (km):

Direct link to this page