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Northwest Africa Unclassified


Name: Northwest Africa Unclassified
Location: Africa, Algeria, Mauritania & Morocco
Type: Unclassified and unnamed

These meteorites lacking first-hand documentation of the find location are not found by hunters. It seems that every nomad in the Sahara is searching for meteorites. So many new meteorites are being found nowadays that it is pretty much impossible to get a meteorite classified because all of the worlds labs are swamped with requests to classify desert meteorites. They are bought in Morocco, majority of them are coming from Algeria, Mauritania and the whole Africa continent. The reliability of locality information associated with these meteorites is lost due to vast middlemen chains carrying rocks through hundred or thousand kilometers of desert. All such meteorites are henceforth numbered in a "Northwest Africa" (NWA) series. People have found ureilites, CO3,s CVs, acapulcoites and lots of LLs in these unsearched selections. Mostly of course you get common Hs and Ls but you never know what you will find.

For other Meteorite Information Check the Meteoritical Society Bulletins at http://www.meteoriticalsociety.org/

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