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NWA 15794 (22.39 gram)

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[ Meteoritical Bulletin Database ]


Classification: Enstatite chondrite EL6a S-low / W-low
Place/Time: 2023 in Morocco
Mass: 2060g

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Morocco.
Physical characteristics: Two rocks almost completely covered with fresh fusion crust.
Petrography: The meteorite shows a fine-grained recystallized texture dominated by 100 to 300 µm sized enstatite and sodic feldspar grains. Opaque phases are Si-bearing kamacite, schreibersite, troilite, alabandite, daubréelite, and Cr-bearing troilite. One poorly defined relict chondrule detected.
Classification: Enstatite chondrite (EL6a). EL based on silica content in kamacite. ELa subgroup based on Cr and Ti contents of troilite, Fe content in alabandite and Ni content in kamacite (Weyrauch et al,. 2017) .

NOTE: Slice finished on both sides. One side mirror polished to expose fresh matrix and other side prepared on flat lap to expose iron.