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Northwest Africa 3132
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3132
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3132
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 125.4 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  EL3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL3
Recommended:  EL3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 22 approved meteorites classified as EL3.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 3), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 3132

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Purchased early 2003 in Rissani, Morocco

Enstatite chondrite (EL3)

A stone of 125.39 grams was purchased in a market in Morocco. Classification (G. Huss, ASU) :  EL chondrite, type 3, S2, W4. Fo = 100, Fs = 0.55±0.46, Wo = 0.44±018 Chondrule sizes provide the main criteria for EL classification, although remnants of oxidized metal also support it.  Specimens : type specimen 21.28 g plus potted butt and thin section, ASU. Main mass is with the purchaser, Nelson Oaks.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 206:
Place of purchase:Rissani
Date:Early 2003
Mass (g):125.39
Pieces:1
Class:EL3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):100
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.55±0.46
Wollastonite (mol%):0.44±0.18
Classifier:G. Huss,
Type spec mass (g):21.28
Main mass:Oakes
Institutions
   and collections
ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
Oakes: Nelson Oakes, Route 1, House 50C, Uniondale, PA 18470, 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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6916 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2027 unapproved names)

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