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Northwest Africa 10032
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10032
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10032
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 158 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  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
Comments: Approved 3 Apr 2015
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Northwest Africa 10032 (NWA 10032)

Morocco

Purchased: 2014

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL6)

History: Purchased by Nicola Castellano at the Genova Mineral Fair in May 2014 from a Moroccan dealer.

Physical characteristics: A single piece weighing 158 g partially covered by fusion crust.

Petrography: (V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi, S. Caporali, UniFi); The thin section displays an equilibrated texture, with a matrix consisting of pyroxene and minor plagioclase. Neither iron oxides/hydroxides veinlets nor chondrules can be observed. Opaque phases are mainly kamacite and troilite, partially weathered to iron oxides. Accessory phases are alabandite and daubreelite as blades in troilite. The presence of alabandite, An content of plagioclase and Si content of kamacite point to a classification as EL chondrite.

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene (Fs0.4En98.1Wo1.5), plagioclase (An15.9Or4.5); Si in kamacite = 0.6 wt.%, Ti in troilite = 6.2 wt.%

Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL6)

Specimens: A total of 20.5 g specimen and one thin section is on deposit at MSN-Fi. Castellano holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Origin or pseudonym:Laayoun
Place of purchase:Genova
Date:P 2014
Mass (g):158
Pieces:1
Class:EL6
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):0.4
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi, S. Caporali, G. Pratesi, MSN-FI
Type spec mass (g):20.5
Type spec location:MSN-FI
Main mass:Castellano
Comments:Submitted by Vanni Moggi Cecchi
Institutions
   and collections
MSN-FI: MUSEO DI STORIA NATURALE DELL'UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE Via Giorgio La Pira, 4 – 50121 FIRENZE, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2015)
UniFi: Università degli Studi di Firenze, P.zza S. Marco, 4 - 50121 Firenze, Italy (institutional address; updated 14 Sep 2013)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1488 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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