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Northwest Africa 8341
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8341
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8341
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 280 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  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 10 Apr 2014
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Northwest Africa 8341 (NWA 8341)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL6)

Petrography: No chondrules were found. Most of this meteorite is composed of enstatite. Minor phases include troilite, schreibersite, metal.

Geochemistry: Enstatite En97.8; FeNi metal Fe 91.56, Ni 6.03, Si 0.91, Co 0.54 %.

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Place of purchase:Ensisheim
Date:P 2012
Mass (g):280
Pieces:1
Class:EL6
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.7±0.3 (n=9)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.0 (n=9)
Classifier:Wang Y., PMO
Type spec mass (g):36
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:Wang Zirao
Comments:Submitted by W. Hsu, PMO
Institutions
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PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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