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Northwest Africa 11415
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11415
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11415
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 78 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  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 23 Sep 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 11415 (NWA 11415)

Morocco, Laayoun, (Northwest Africa)

Purchased: May 2014

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL6)

History: Collected by nomads in Western Sahara and purchased by Nicola Castellano at the Genova Mineral Fair in May 2014 from a Moroccan dealer.

Physical characteristics: A single piece weighing 78 g with no fusion crust.

Petrography: (V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi, S. Caporali, UniFi); The thin section texture consists of a fine-grained, pyroxene-dominant matrix, with minor plagioclase. No relic chondrules are visible. Kamacite and troilite are the main opaque phases, partially 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: EMP (V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi, S. Caporali, UniFi) Orthopyroxene (Fs0.4En98.0Wo1.5), plagioclase (An15.3Or4.3); Si in kamacite = 0.4 wt.%, Ti in troilite = 6.6 wt.%

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL6); S1; W3

Specimens: A total of 15.6 g specimen is on deposit at MSN-FI. Castellano holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Morocco, Laayoun
Place of purchase:Genova
Date:P May 2014
Mass (g):78
Pieces:1
Class:EL6
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W3
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi, S. Caporali, G. Pratesi, MSN-FI
Type spec mass (g):15.6
Type spec location:MSN-FI
Main mass:Castellano
Comments:Possibly paired with previous; submitted by Vanni Moggi Cecchi
Institutions
   and collections
MSN-FI: MUSEO DI STORIA NATURALE DELL'UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE Via Giorgio La Pira, 4 – 50121 FIRENZE, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2015)
UniFi: Università degli Studi di Firenze, P.zza S. Marco, 4 - 50121 Firenze, Italy (institutional address; updated 14 Sep 2013)
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 7 approved meteorites from Morocco, Laayoun, (Northwest Africa)
     This is 1 of 7354 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1958 unapproved names)

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