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Northwest Africa 4844
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4844
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4844
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1200 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 108  (2020)  EL-melt rock
Recommended:  EL-melt rock    [explanation]

This is 1 of 23 approved meteorites classified as EL-melt rock.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), Enstatite-rich meteorites, and Melted chondrites
Comments: Approved 29 Nov 2019
Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 4844 (NWA 4844)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2006 Apr

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL melt rock)

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Highly recrystallized rock. No relict chondrule was observed. Main minerals are enstatite with typical size 150 µm and plagioclase to 100 µm. Metal and sulfides (including daubréelite) are found as µm sized spherical grains. Abundant vesicles with typical size 50 µm. Abundant terrestrial weathering products.

Geochemistry: Enstatite Fs0.7±0.1Wo1.4±0.1 (n=3). Plagioclase An16.4Ab79.2Or4.3 (n=2).

Classification: EL chondrite melt rock. Likely paired with Al Haggounia 001.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. 22.1 g including one polished thin section at PSF. Main mass with Kuntz.

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Place of purchase:Zagora (Morocco)
Date:P 2006 Apr
Mass (g):1200
Class:EL-melt rock
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):44.13
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:Submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca. Work name K062.
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108 (2020) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 55, 1146-1150
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     This is 1 of 8674 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1882 unapproved names)

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