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Northwest Africa 2036
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2036
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2036
Observed fall: No
Year found: unknown
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 390 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  EL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL6
Recommended:  EL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 133 approved meteorites classified as EL6.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Northwest Africa 2036


Found 2002 August 24

Enstatite Chondrite EL6

A single stone of 390 g, with a well preserved, thick (up to 1 mm) fusion crust and clearly visible shiny flow lines, was found by Abdelaziz Ermili (boulevard Mohamed V, Boumalne Dades, Ouarzazate, Morocco) and Hay Abdelkrim, at Adrar Mkorn, NE Boulmane, Morocco. According to the discoverers, nomads reported seeing in late 1999 "a furious lighting… as a ball of fire falling from the sky" in the vicinity of the find. An end-cut of 26.6 g was entrusted to Alain Gallien for identification. Magnetic measurements (log= 5.56, compared to 5.44±0.1 for the mean on fresh EL) and visual examination by Pierre Rochette (CEREGE) indicated a probable enstatite chondrite. Classification and mineralogy (Bertrand Devouard, Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France): equilibrated texture with abundant metal, grain sizes 50-300 microns, no clear chondrules or relics of chondrules visible on the polished end-cut. Major phases are enstatite (En98.3Wo1.4Fs0.3), kamacite (with 6.6 wt% Ni and 1.2 wt% Si), plagioclase (An 14), and troilite (with 0.65 wt% Ti and 0.94 wt% Cr). Minor phases include daubreelite, alabandite (4.0-7.6 wt% Mg, average 4.9), oldhamite, an SiO2 phase containing some Al, and rare graphite, Weathering grade W0. Specimens: type specimen: 25.3 g, MNHNP. Main mass with the discoverers.

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Origin or pseudonym:Adrar Mkorn, Morocco
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 10 Jun 2023)
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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     Recommended::   (31° 35' 30"N, 5° 46' 0"W)

     This is 1 of 73 approved meteorites from Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 2012 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 35 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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