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Northwest Africa 6363
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6363
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6363
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 300 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  EH6
Recommended:  EH6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites classified as EH6.   [show all]
Search for other: EH chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 29 Feb 2012
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Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 6363 (NWA 6363)

Morocco

Purchased: Oct 2004

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EH6)

Petrography: (C. A. Lorenz, Vernad) Grain size 20 to 100 µm. Rare, irregularly shaped grains to 800 µm. An indistinct RP chondrule was found. The color of cathodoluminescence of the pyroxene in NWA 6363 is similar to that in a simultaneously tested aubrite. Accessory phases are feldspar, Fe-Ni metal, sulfides and weathering products.

Geochemistry: (N. N. Kononkova, Vernad, EMP): pyroxene - En0.68Wo1.42; feldspar - Ab83.5An16.5; Si content in a kamacite is 3 wt%

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1364:
Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P Oct 2004
Mass (g):300
Pieces:1
Class:EH6
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.68
Wollastonite (mol%):1.42
Classifier:C. A. Lorenz, Vernad
Type spec mass (g):34.4
Type spec location:Vernad
Main mass:H. Stehlik
Finder:H. Stehlik
Comments:Submitted by C. A. Lorenz
Institutions
   and collections
Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
Stehlik: Harald Stehlik, 1220 Wien, Austria (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1394 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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