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Northwest Africa 5679
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5679
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5679
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 588 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 679 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 11 Mar 2016
Data from:
  MB105
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):588
Pieces:3
Class:L3
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):20.8±9.3 (3.2-40.2, n=54)
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.1±6.5 (2.1-23.5, n=21)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.7±0.5 (0.3-2.1, n=21)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Mirko Graul
Comments:Light-grayish interior with sharply defined chondrules ~0.7 mm in diameter in a fine-grained matrix.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Catalogs:
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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Andreas Grünemeyer   
Jean-Michel Masson   
METEORITES AUSTRALIA   
Mirko Graul   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7009 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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