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Name: Northwest Africa 4656 1.98g
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4656
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass: 5 kg

The nwa 4656 meteorite has an awesome story behind it.   

It was found at the Tucson Rock and Gem show back in Feb 2006.

A Moroccan meteorite hunter sold this meteorite as an unclassified nwa meteorite.

It was 5 Kilograms..

The collector who bought it saw dark green and black clasts on it. He then got it classified as the NWA 4656. It took about a year to get it classified. 

Place of purchase:

Erfoud, Morocco

Date:

2006

Mass (g):

5000

Pieces:

1

Class:

H4

Shock stage:

S2

Weathering grade:

W2

Fayalite (mol%):

18.6

Ferrosilite (mol%):

16.1

Wollastonite (mol%):

2.2

Classifier:

T. Bunch, NAU

Type spec mass (g):

34

Type spec location:

NAU

Main mass:

Blaine Reed

4320x

 

 



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