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Northwest Africa 13952
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 13952
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 13952
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 637 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 556 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 31 May 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 13952 (NWA 13952)

Algeria

Purchased: 2021 Feb 1

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: Purchased over the Internet from anonymous finder; was shipped from Spain.

Physical characteristics: This hand-sized stone appears to be covered with small regmaglypts, but it is devoid of fusion-crust, and instead is desert-wind polished clearly exposing the interior showing the outlines of chondrules and CAI.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, FSU) Sample contains abundant chondrules (Av. 0.9 mm, up to 3 mm) and CAIs set in a fine-grained opaque matrix. Accesory phases include hedenbergite, magnetite, and pentlandite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa21.2±17.8, range Fa1.6-45.6, n=40), Low-Ca Pyroxene (Fs2.4±1.8Wo1.0±0.2, range Fs0.8-6.5Wo0.9-1.3, n=10).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3).

Specimens: 35.6 g at UCLA; main mass with Verish.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2021 Feb 1
Mass (g):637
Pieces:1
Class:CV3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):21.2±17.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.4±1.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0±0.2
Classifier:D. Sheikh, FSU
Type spec mass (g):35.6
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Verish
Finder:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by Daniel Sheikh
Institutions
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
FSU: Department of Geological Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL 32306-4100, United States (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2010)
Verish: Robert Verish, Meteorite-Recovery Lab, P.O. Box 463084, Escondido, CA 92046, United States; Website (private address; updated 27 May 2009)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1110 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)

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