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Northwest Africa 5886
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5886
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5886
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 11 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  EL6
Recommended:  EL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 117 approved meteorites classified as EL6.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 26 Sep 2017
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 5886 (NWA 5886)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2008

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL6)

History: The meteorite was bought in 2008 from a Moroccan meteorite dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Light brownish individual lacking any fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a fine-grained, recrystallized texture of predominantly enstatite. Minor phases include daubreelite, troilite, and albitic feldspar; it contains about 1 wt.% Si in the FeNi metal.

Geochemistry: albitic feldspar: An15.3Ab80.9Or3.8 (N=12); Si in FeNi-metal is about 1 wt.% (N=3)

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2008
Mass (g):11
Pieces:1
Class:EL6
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:high
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.1±0.1 (n=15)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.1 (n=15)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):2.2
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Fabien Kuntz
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6672 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2024 unapproved names)

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