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El Atchane 012
Basic information Name: El Atchane 012
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 331 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:

El Atchane  012

Algeria

Found 2002 December 23

Enstatite chondrite (EL6)

Two stones, totaling 331 g, were found by A. Goueslain and J. L. Parodi while searching for meteorites. The outer part is very oxidized, with neither metal nor sulfide left, but the interior is little altered. Classification and mineralogy (M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP): rare chondrule relics, metal and sulfide are heterogeneously distributed, probably due to shock effects. Enstatite, Fs0.6 Wo1.7. Kamacite contains 0.9 wt% Si. Graphite rosettes and oldhamite needles are common in metal. The most abundant sulfides are troilite (1.4 wt% Cr, 0.6 wt% Ti), then alabandite; troilite contains abundant daubréelite in cleavages. Shocked, weathering grade W2. Specimens: type specimen 21.4 g, MNHNP; main mass with finders.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 6
  Line 22:
Date:23 Dec 2002
Latitude:29°07.596'N
Longitude:4°43.064'E
Mass (g):331.2
Pieces:2
Class:EL6
Shock stage:shocked
Weathering grade:W2
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.6
Classifier:M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):21.4
Main mass:A. Goueslain and J. L. Parodi
Institutions
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MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (29° 7' 36"N, 4° 43' 4"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 24 approved meteorites from Ouargla, Algeria
     This is 1 of 979 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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