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Northwest Africa 1910
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1910
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1910
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 305 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  EL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL6
Recommended:  EL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 117 approved meteorites classified as EL6.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 1910

Morocco

Found 2002

Enstatite chondrite (EL6)

A complete 305 g stone was purchased in Erfoud in January 2003. Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): fine-grained assemblage of recrystallized enstatite and metal (25.6 vol%); no relic chondrules. Enstatite, En99Wo1 (FeO <0.02 wt%); plagioclase (Ab80Or4); metal (6.1 wt% Ni; 0.7 wt% Co; 0.9–1.3 wt% Si); silica, troilite, daubreelite (3.1 wt% Mn; 0.2 wt% Ni); alabandite (44.3 wt% Mn; 12.9 wt% Fe; 3.3 wt% Mg; 0.25 wt% Ca), and 0.7 vol% fresh oldhamite (50.4 wt% Ca and 1.24 wt% Mn). Weathering grade, W0/1. Shock level, S1. Specimens: type specimen, 20.1 g, NAU; main mass, MFarmer.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 77:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P Jan 2003
Mass (g):305
Pieces:1
Class:EL6
Classifier:T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU
Type spec mass (g):20.1
Type spec location:ASU
Main mass:MFarmer
Institutions
   and collections
ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
MFarmer: Michael Farmer, P.O. Box 86059, Tucson, AZ 85754-6059, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Shinishi Kato   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7027 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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