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Northwest Africa 14015
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14015
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14015
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 126 g
Recommended:  H4/5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 494 approved meteorites (plus 8 unapproved names) classified as H4/5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 5 Jun 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14015 (NWA 14015)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2019

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4/5)

History: Purchased by Grant Harkness in 2019 from a dealer in Zagora, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and J. Boesenberg, BrownU) Somewhat dispersed but well-formed, relatively small chondrules (containing devitrified glass) are set in a recrystallized matrix containing altered kamacite, sodic plagioclase, chromite, troilite and chlorapatite. The specimen is crosscut by thin goethite veinlets.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa18.8±1.3, range Fa17.6-20.5, Cr2O3 < 0.02 wt.%, N = 8), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs16.1±0.2Wo1.3±0.1, range Fs16.0-16.4Wo1.2-1.3, N = 5).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4/5).

Specimens: 26 g including one polished thin section is at PSF; remainder in the Harkness Collection.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2019
Mass (g):126
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2/3
Fayalite (mol%):18.8±1.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.1±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.1
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and J. Boesenberg, BrownU
Type spec mass (g):26
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:Harkness Collection
Comments:Work name HC-23; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
BrownU: Brown University Providence, RI 02912, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Sep 2019)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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     This is 1 of 7912 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1974 unapproved names)

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