Northwest Africa 5790 meteorite (NWA5790), Northwest Africa Meteorites
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|Non-native locality type:||Meteorite|
|Meteorite Class:||Nakhlite meteorite|
|Meteoritical Society Class:||Martian (nakhlite)|
|Metbull:||View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database|
Northwest Africa (NWA) 5790 is the eighth nakhlite, found in the Sahara (Mauritania?) by nomads and purchased in Erfoud (Morocco). Two stones totaling 145 g
6 valid minerals.
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Jambon, A., Barrat, J.-A., Bollinger, C., Sautter, V., Boudouma, O., Greenwood, R.C., Franchi, I.A. and Badia, D. (2010) Northwest Africa 5790. Top sequence of the nakhlite pile. 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, PDF 1696.