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Sahara 97096
Basic information Name: Sahara 97096
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: (Sahara)
Mass:help 2.52 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  EH3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  EH3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EH3
Recommended:  EH3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 135 approved meteorites classified as EH3.   [show all]
Search for other: EH chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 3), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 82:

Sahara 97096

Sahara, country unknown

Found 1997 April

Enstatite chondrite (EH3)

This meteorite and its pairing group have a total mass of ~28 kg.  Mineralogy and classification (M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP): olivine, 0.2–5.0 wt% FeO; pyroxene, 0.4–2.7 wt% FeO; kamacite, 3.3 wt% Ni, 2.4 wt% Si; troilite, 2.9 wt% Cr, 0.2 wt% Ti; schreibersite, 15.5 wt% Ni; niningerite, 25.1 wt% Mg, 11.6 wt% Mn; sphalerite, 2.7 wt% Mn; perryite, 3.3 wt% P; daubréelite, 35.1 wt% Cr, 14.4 wt% Fe, 5.5 wt% Zn; pyroxene in type II chondrules, 3.4–21.7 wt% FeO (eight chondrules).

Data from:
  MB82
  Table 7
  Line 85:
Date:Apr 1997
Latitude:y+0°01'43"N
Longitude:x+0°32'21"W
Mass (g):2516
Pieces:1
Class:EH3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Classifier:M. Bourot-Denise
Type spec location:MNHNP
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
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    (Caution, these are of unknown reliability)
Gregor H.   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 763 approved meteorites from (Sahara) (plus 1 unapproved name)

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