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Northwest Africa 16266
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 16266
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 16266
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1041 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 112  (2024)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6890 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 2 Oct 2023
Writeup from MB 112:

Northwest Africa 16266 (NWA 16266)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: Purchased by Mark Zalcik from Dean Bessey via eBay; originally purchased from a Moroccan dealer in Erfound in 2018.

Petrography: (C. Herd, UAb) Optical and microprobe examination of a polished thin section shows a brecciated texture of poorly defined chondrules, crosscut by numerous shock veins. Metal is mostly oxidized, some oxidation of sulfide has occured, and iron oxide veins are present. Olivine shows weak mosaicism and planar fractures.

Geochemistry: (C. Herd, A. Locock, and D. Poon-Matsune, UAb) Data obtained by EMP examination of carbon-coated thin section: Olivine Fa18.3±1.4 (n=39); Low-Ca Pyroxene Fs16.4±1.1Wo1.1±0.4 (n=20).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite, H6 breccia

Specimens: Type specimen of 79.0 g, including polished thin section, at UAb. Main mass with M. Zalcik.

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Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2018
Mass (g):1041
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W3.0
Fayalite (mol%):18.3±1.4 (n=39)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.4±1.1 (n=20)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.4 (n=20)
Classifier:C. Herd, UAb
Type spec mass (g):79.0
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:M. Zalcik
Comments:Submitted by C. Herd
   and collections
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Bessey: Dean Bessey ,P.O. Box 40810, Glenfield, Auckland 1310 , New Zealand; Website (private address)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F. M., Grossman J. N., Schrader D. L., Cartier C., Consolmagno G., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Joy K. H., Miao B. and Zhang B. (2024) The Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 112. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 59, 1820–1823. ?
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     This is 1 of 9790 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1854 unapproved names)

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