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Northwest Africa 6296
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6296
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6296
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 117.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  EL5 melt breccia
Recommended:  EL5-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is the only approved meteorite classified as EL5-melt breccia.
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), Enstatite-rich meteorites, and Melted chondrites
Comments: Approved 24 May 2014
Data from:
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Place of purchase:Berne, Switzerland
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):117.75
Pieces:1
Class:EL5 melt breccia
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W0/1
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.2-1.9
Wollastonite (mol%):0.1-1.1
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20.8
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Marc Jost
Comments:SJS-09014; Chondritic texture with recognizable chondrules in a recrystallized matrix of enstatite. Si in FeNi metal ~1 at%. No plagioclase grains detected, a few regions appear to be impact melt.; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6781 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2061 unapproved names)

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