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Northwest Africa 11239
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11239
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11239
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 314 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Enst achon
Recommended:  Enst achon    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11 approved meteorites classified as Enst achon.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Enstatite achondrites, and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 16 May 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 11239 (NWA 11239)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016 Dec

Classification: Enstatite achondrite

History: Purchased by Roger Jones in December 2016 from a dealer in Guelmim, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Triple grain junction texture. The predominant mineral is enstatite with subordinate relatively sodic plagioclase (oligoclase-andesine) plus accessory Cr-troilite and Si-bearing kamacite. Minor terrestrial alteration has produced orange iron hydroxides distributed along grain boundaries.

Geochemistry: Enstatite (Fs0.1Wo0.3-0.5, N = 2), plagioclase (An28.7-32.8Or1.7-1.6, N = 2), metal (Si 1.5 wt.%, Ni 5.6-5.7 wt.%, Co 0.46 wt.%, N = 3).

Classification: Enstatite achondrite. This specimen differs from aubrites in having a metamorphic, triple grain junction texture, and it also lacks the typical sulfide minerals present in most aubrites. A careful search revealed only Cr-troilite in addition to Si-bearing kamacite as the obvious accessory phases; no daubreelite, alabandite or oldhamite were found.

Specimens: 20.5 g including one polished thin section and one polished mount at UWB; remainder with Mr. R. Jones.

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Place of purchase:Guelmim
Date:P 2016 Dec
Mass (g):314
Class:Enst achon
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.1
Wollastonite (mol%):0.3-0.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.5
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:R. Jones
Comments:Work name RBJ16-6; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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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     This is 1 of 9128 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1873 unapproved names)

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