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Northwest Africa 5999
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5999
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5999
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 78.9 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 481 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 14 Dec 2010
Data from:
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Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 12 Apr 2003
Mass (g):78.85
Pieces:1
Class:Diogenite
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):29.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):26.5
Wollastonite (mol%):3.5
Classifier:J. Zipfel (Senck)
Type spec mass (g):13.6
Type spec location:Senck
Main mass:anon
Comments:contains minor chr, ol, plag, silica, tro, met. 4 thin sections are on deposit in addition to the type specimen mass.; submitted by J. Zipfel
Institutions
   and collections
Senck: SENCKENBERG Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Frankfurt Senckenberganlage 25 60325 Frankfurt am Main Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 4 Apr 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8025 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1951 unapproved names)

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