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Northwest Africa 3134
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3134
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3134
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 970 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  EL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL6
Recommended:  EL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 120 approved meteorites classified as EL6.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 89:

Northwest Africa 3134

Morocco

Purchased 2004 March

Enstatite chondrite (EL6)

A very fresh (W0), complete stony meteorite (970 g) with a thin, exterior weathering rind was purchased in Rissani by a Moroccan dealer for A. and G. Hupé (xHupé) in 2004 March.  Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Abundant enstatite (En98.6Wo1.2 - En99.3Wo0.6, 0.16 - 0.22 wt.% Al2O3) and metal (kamacite containing 1-2 wt.% Si, and rare taenite inclusions) with subordinate sodic plagioclase (An9.9Or6.0 - An11.9Or4.7), troilite (Ti-poor, with rare daubreelite blebs), alabandite, and unusually fresh oldhamite (with ferroan reaction rims against metal).  No chondrules were observed.  This specimen may be paired with NWA 3102.  Specimens: type specimens, 21.7 g, and one polished thin section, UWS; 3.7 g, NAU; main mass, xHupé.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 472:
Origin or pseudonym:Morocco
Date:2004
Mass (g):970
Pieces:1
Class:EL6
Weathering grade:W0
Type spec mass (g):21.7
Comments:Possibly paired with NWA 3102; plus 3.7 g at NAU; Undefined note: UWS means University of Washington, Department of Geological Sciences, Box 351310, Seattle, WA 98195, USA. This note was corrected in MB97.
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
xHupé: (old address—now see GHupé or AHupé) G. and A. Hupe, 2616 Lake Youngs Court SE, Renton, WA 98058., United States (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Don Edwards   
Meteorites Australia   
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Aeroliths Collection Theodossiou   
Gerald Armstrong   
Rene Schmit   
Robert Zdancewicz   
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1488 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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