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Northwest Africa 7116
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7116
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7116
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 12.1 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  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
Comments: Approved 8 Mar 2012
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Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 7116 (NWA 7116)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2011

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL6)

History: Purchased by Giorgio Tomelleri at a market in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Seven fragments total 12.1 g, without fusion crust.

Petrography: (V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi, S. Caporali, MSP) The thin section displays rare indistinct chondrules set in a fine-grained matrix, consisting of pyroxene, with minor plagioclase. Several subparallel 200 μm-wide veinlets filled with iron oxides/hydroxides present. Chondrules (0.4 to 0.8 mm) are mainly RP type, with minor GP. Opaque phases are mainly kamacite and troilite, almost completely weathered to iron oxides. Accessory phases are alabandite and daubreelite as blades in troilite. The presence of alabandite, An content of plagioclase and Si content of kamacite point to a classification as EL chondrite.

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene (Fs0.8Wo1.4), plagioclase (An14.7Or4.4); Si in kamacite = 0.7 wt.%, Ti in troilite = 5.9 wt.%

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL6); S2; W2

Specimens: A total of 12.1 g specimen and one thin section is on deposit at MSP (MSP 5192). An anonymous person holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1644:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2011
Mass (g):12.1
Pieces:1
Class:EL6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi, S. Caporali, MSP
Type spec mass (g):2.92
Type spec location:MSP
Main mass:Unknown
Finder:Automatic
Comments:Inv.# MSP5192; submitted by Vanni Moggi Cecchi
Institutions
   and collections
MSP: Museo di Scienze Planetarie, Via Galcianese 20/H, 59100 Prato, Italy, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 5 Mar 2014)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Franco Vignato   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7483 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1994 unapproved names)

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