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Northwest Africa 1949
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1949
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1949
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1400 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  EL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL6
Recommended:  EL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 116 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 1949

Morocco

Purchased 2003 January

Enstatite chondrite (EL6)

A single stone (1400 g) was purchased in Erfoud in 2003 January. Classification and mineralogy (A. Jambon and O. Boudouma, UPVI): Stone has oxidized remnants of fusion crust but a fresh interior. No visible chondrules. Mineral modes: enstatite, 63.3 vol%, feldspar, 12.2 vol%, silica, 1.6 vol%, kamacite, 13.5 vol%, troilite, 4.6 vol%, alabandite, 0.2 vol%, oldhamite, 1.1 vol%, daubreelite, 0.8 vol%, schreibersite, 0.3 assigned to class B vol% and traces of perryite; graphite occurs as inclusions in kamacite. Kamacite, 0.26 wt% Si and oldhamite, 1.1 wt% Mn. Specimens: type specimen, 32 g, UPVI; main mass, Moroccan Imports Asnières (France).

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 105:
Origin or pseudonym:Merzouga
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P Jan 2003
Mass (g):1400
Pieces:1
Class:EL6
Classifier:A. Jambon and O. Boudouma, UPVI
Type spec mass (g):32
Type spec location:UPVI
Main mass:Moroccan Imports Asnières (France)
Institutions
   and collections
UPVI: Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI),Case 110, 4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France (institutional address; updated 5 Oct 2014)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7009 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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