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Northwest Africa 13108
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13108
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13108
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 860 g
Recommended:  EL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 130 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 9 Feb 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 13108 (NWA 13108)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019 Mar

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL6)

History: Purchased in Zagora, Morocco, by Jaouad Achouri in March 2019.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Mostly recrystallized aggregate of enstatite, sodic plagioclase and partially altered opaque phases (brown in thin section). Rare recrystallized RP chondrules were observed. Careful analysis of accessory phases identified daubreelite (partially altered to jarosite), altered troilite, Cu-bearing violarite, Ni-free Fe silicide (possibly naquite) and rare oldhamite. Most of the relatively sparse primary metal has been completely replaced by iron hydroxides, but a few grains of taenite and Si-poor kamacite were observed.

Geochemistry: Enstatite (Fs0.1±0.0Wo1.4±0.0, N = 2), plagioclase (Ab78.6±0.5An16.8±0.1Or4.6±0.3, N = 2), kamacite (Si = 1.3±0.7 wt.%, Ni = 4.2±1.6 wt.%, N = 4).

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL6).

Specimens: 23.6 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. J. Achouri.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2019 Mar
Mass (g):860
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.1±0.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.0
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):23.6
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:J. Achouri
Comments:Work name JAch S5; 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)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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     This is 1 of 9116 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1873 unapproved names)

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