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Northwest Africa 1914
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1914
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1914
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 628 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 381 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 1914

Morocco

Found 2002

Achondrite (howardite)

A 628 g, mostly crusted stone, was purchased in Safsaf, Morocco in 2002. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): fine to medium size clasts (<0.5 cm) of diogenites, typical eucrites, and FeO-rich olivine and pyroxene gabbroic clasts (up to 1.2 cm dia.). Clast modal analyses of 32 cm2 yield: diogenites, 46 vol%; eucrites, 34 vol%; gabbroic clasts, 10 vol%, shocked clasts, 6 vol%; shock-melted pyroxene and anorthite clasts, 4 vol%. Diogenite pyroxenes: Ca-poor, En61Wo5 with lamellae of En40Wo16. Gabbroic clast olivine, Fa81-88; pyroxene, En24Wo17 to En10Wo26, plagioclase, An89. Very fresh interior. Specimens: type specimen, 20.8 g, NAU; main mass, xHupé.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 81:
Place of purchase:Safsaf
Date:P 2002
Mass (g):628
Pieces:1
Class:How
Classifier:T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU
Type spec mass (g):20.8
Type spec location:ASU
Main mass:Hupé
Institutions
   and collections
ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
xHupé: (old address—now see GHupé or AHupé) G. and A. Hupe, 2616 Lake Youngs Court SE, Renton, WA 98058., United States (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Shinishi Kato   
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Andreas Grünemeyer   
bphd   
Dirk Hohmann   
Franco Vignato   
Woreczko Jan & Wadi      
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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