header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 4 Jul 2020
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Northwest Africa 4556
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4556
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4556
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 313 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 94  (2008)  EL3
Recommended:  E    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites classified as E.   [show all]
Search for other: Enstatite chondrites
Comments: Approved 4 May 2008
Data from:
  MB94
  Table 2
  Line 43:
State/Prov/County:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:2006
Mass (g):313
Pieces:1
Class:EL3
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:extensive
Ferrosilite (mol%):<2
Classifier:T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU
Type spec mass (g):28.6
Type spec location:NAU
Comments:An17.5Or 4.4: paired with NWA 2965: Si = 0.6–0.95 wt%
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 94, MAPS 43, 1551-1588 (2008)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Photos:
CreditPhotos
Photos uploaded by members of the Encyclopedia of Meteorites.
    (Caution, these are of unknown reliability)
max   
Piotr gural100   
Robert Zdancewicz   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7320 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1973 unapproved names)

Direct link to this page