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Northwest Africa 3102
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3102
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3102
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 68.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  EL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL6
Recommended:  EL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 120 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 89:

Northwest Africa 3102

Morocco

Found 2003

Enstatite chondrite (EL6)

A single 68.2 g stone was purchased in Rissani, Morocco in June 2003. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): completely recrystallized, fine-grained (<0.6 mm diameter) assemblage of mostly enstatite (En98.5Wo0.6Fs0.9) with minor plagioclase (An18.8Or5.1). kamacite (Ni = 6.6 wt. %; Si = 1.10 wt. %); Al-bearing SiO2 phase, graphite, alabandite (Fe = 13.4 wt. %; Mg = 2.37 wt. %); oldhamite (Fe = 0.88 wt. %) and daubreelite. Complex sulfates are also present and are probably terrestrial oxidation products. Shock stage, S2 with low-grade weathering. Specimens: 13.8 g, NAU; main mass, Oakes.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 443:
Place of purchase:Rissani
Date:2003
Mass (g):68.15
Pieces:1
Class:EL6
Classifier:
Type spec mass (g):13.8
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 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. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7320 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1973 unapproved names)

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